The former Manzo’d With Children star addressed Teresa calling her a “rat” and insinuating that she lived a “crooked life” on Sunday’s RHONJ Special Event: Joe and Teresa Unlocked.
“Could she have anything to do with what happened to Joe and I? Is she a rat? With her saying that? Those words would never come out of my mouth, regarding anybody. Maybe [she called the feds]! Those words would never come out of my mouth,” Teresa vented.
“This is not the first time [Teresa’s] made this claim. Those are big words. Those are very big words. So once in a while, you gotta take the bully, pull ’em up by the shirt, pull ’em up to your face and say, ‘This is the reality. This is life. I am going to clear things up for you.’ And that’s what I’m doing,” Caroline declared on her son Albie Manzo‘s podcast, Dear Albie.
Caroline then went in hard on her former c0-star.
“She has a narcissistic personality…I get it. I see through her. She has no moral compass. She really doesn’t. She has said things to people that are completely fabricated,” she continued.
However, Caroline admitted that found humor in Teresa’s claim that she “led that crooked life.”
“My initial thing was, ‘What the F is she…what?’ And then you have to laugh at somebody like that because she is clearly grasping at straws,” Caroline said on the podcast.
She went on to reassure her fans that she doesn’t come from a criminal background.
“What’s my crooked life? I have a husband that has been busting his a** for the past 40 years, working 16-hour days six days a week at almost 60 years old. We just paid off our mortgage, congratulations to us. And guess what? We did it the old-fashion way, with a 20-year loan, and by blood, sweat, and tears we paid it off,” Caroline said.
She then continued to defend her name, adding, “She’s right. We couldn’t be more opposite. And that pleases me. So the irony of that statement is not lost on me, and I think she’s grasping at straws, and I think she’s delusional, and I think she’s trying to throw mud and hoping it sticks on any which wall that will catch it, but it’s not gonna work.”
As for her 2011 prediction, Caroline says, “First of all, I had no knowledge of anything they’ve ever done in their life, you know? At the time, Teresa had had an abundance of legal issues and it was all over the press, and the writing was on the wall that something was going to happen because the indictment was so big. So you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out.”
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