Danielle Staub may seem different these days on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, but it appears that she’s still carrying around a ton of baggage from the first two seasons of the franchise.
In a new interview with Amy Phillips, Danielle opened up about her painful experience during seasons 1 and 2 of RHONJ; claiming that Caroline Manzo bullied her and her daughters so severely that they were forced to move away.
“There was everything from bullying my children behind the scenes – remember, there were eleven of the Lauritas and all of them had children as well,” says Danielle.
Danielle says her daughters were “terrified” of the backlash they received at school and insists that Caroline Manzo was the ringleader of the attacks against her family.
So, how bad did the harassment get?
Well, Danielle describes the RHONJ bus tours that would take fans all around Franklin Lakes and unload on her front lawn and jeer at her family.
“I didn’t know who was running the tours, but I found out later that the Manzos were involved with that,” Danielle explains.
However, things got particularly scary one day after thirty people visited her house and her home was vandalized later that night.
“That night, my house got busted into,” Danielle explains, “Massive front doors ruined – plowed through! $140,000 worth of security cameras ripped off the walls, ‘Prostitution Wh*re’ written all over the walls. My kids were terrified.”
Danielle insists that nothing was stolen from her house that night leading her to believe the act was a threat to leave the area.
“So we did [leave],” admits Danielle, “My daughters and I left and never looked back at the house, the house that they grew up in and the only home they ever knew.”
Despite all the past drama, Danielle says her family is happy these days.
“You know what, don’t be sad. Because I started over and I pulled myself up,” Danielle explained, adding that she and her daughters are doing just fine.
This scenario sounds like a complete nightmare! I can’t imagine going through any of this. This kind of backlash is just totally uncalled for.
Thoughts on Danielle’s claims? Who do you think was behind the break-in at Danielle’s house? Do you believe the Manzo’s and Laurita’s were harassing Danielle and her daughters?
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