Gia Giudice on Jackie Goldschneider’s ‘coke’ comment. Gia Giudice has broken her silence about comments Jackie Goldschneider made about her on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
Goldschneider, 44, had attempted to explain to Teresa Giudice that Giudice alleging that Goldschneider’s husband, Evan, was cheating on her was analogous to Goldschneider planting a rumor that Giudice’s daughter Gia “snorts coke in the bathroom at parties.”
Gia, 20, tweeted on Friday, “Saying it was an analogy is making it excusable, it’s not. My character is now being questioned. My name was used to make a point. No one should be used in that way, I am suffering the consequences for such an outlandish and untrue statement. While her marriage is happy & intact.”
James J. Leonard Jr., the Giudice family’s attorney, added: “Jackie is a very smart woman, but what she did was incredibly stupid. Analogy or not, you’re referencing a young woman and putting her name in a sentence that includes the mention of drugs on national television, knowing that is a false statement. My understanding is that Jackie and Gia did communicate this week and Jackie apologized and I do believe her apology was sincere. Gia is an amazing young woman and both of her parents are very proud of her. This should have never happened.”
Goldschneider took to Twitter on Thursday to stand by her use of the analogy, saying, “My analogy about Gia was simply an analogy — there was no truth to it of course. The rest of the cast understood this, which you’ll see in the coming weeks. The behavior at my husband’s birthday party is truly unfortunate — destroying a marriage and family is not entertainment.”
Teresa, 48, has not said anything on her own about the situation but did repost one of her representatives’ statements slamming Goldschneider.
One of Teresa’s friends, former co-star Dina Manzo, sent her support to the Giudices and said that Gia’s name should not have been brought up during Goldschneider and Teresa’s explosive sit-down.
“I did NOT watch, but I totally agree,” Manzo wrote. “A Grown woman should not use that analogy about a minor EVER, especially about our beautiful @_giaguidice. Jackie needs to make a public apology immediately.”
Why Teresa Giudice is terrified she’ll be axed from ‘RHONJ’ – REPORTS PAGE SIX
Page Six is told that Teresa Giudice invented a rumor that her castmate’s husband had cheated — because she’s terrified that she’ll be fired if she doesn’t come up with some grade-A drama for the Bravo show.
Giudice, 48, kicked off the show’s Season 11 premiere of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” spreading a rumor that she “heard” about castmate Jackie Goldschneider’s husband Evan straying — except sources tell us she didn’t hear it at all.
“She’s being watched by the network and needed a story to stir the pot. She had zero proof [that he cheated] and made up the story because Bravo has been getting rid of original ‘Housewives,’” a source told us adding that Giudice fears she may be on the chopping block. “[She’s] too expensive and they can filter through different women She’s desperately trying to stay relevant.”
Giudice has been a member of the cast since the show first aired in 2009.
Her lawyer, James J. Leonard Jr., told us, “The core principle of reality television is authenticity, and I don’t believe there has ever been a more authentic ‘Housewife’ than Teresa Giudice, and there never will be. She is without peer in what she and her family have shared with the cameras over the years. When you are as real and authentic as Teresa has been, you don’t need to pull stunts or manufacture story to be relevant and that is ridiculous for anyone to suggest otherwise.”
Giudice revealed on the show that she heard Evan “screws around” with other women at his gym, but didn’t disclose how she heard the tale. Goldschneider confronted her about the “baseless rumor” and recently told Page Six that “there wasn’t even a question about whether he cheated on me… The only reason I was upset was because of her trying to spread a rumor — not because I ever questioned my husband.”
As for Giudice’s fate at Bravo, a source said: “Teresa is the highest paid ‘Housewife.’ If they get rid of her, it’s because they pay her too much and her act is no longer worth it, but she’s been a franchise favorite forever.”
A rep for Bravo did not comment.
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Gia Giudice on Jackie Goldschneider’s ‘coke’ comment. Gia Giudice on Jackie Goldschneider’s ‘coke’ comment.