Dina Manzo claps back after her sister Caroline Manzo writes a letter vouching for her ex-husband Tommy Manzo’s character following his arrest.
As we previously reported, Tommy has been linked to two attacks involving his ex-wife and her current husband, Dave Cantin.
Tommy has been accused of hiring reputed Lucchese crime family associate John Perna to beat Dave outside a strip mall in 2015.
He is also reportedly involved in the 2017 home invasion that left Dina and Dave bound, beaten, and robbed.
Tommy was arrested on May 11 and was charged with robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, criminal restraint, and stalking. A week later, Tommy was released from jail pending his trial.
In court on May 21, Tommy’s lawyer, Amy Luria, highlighted several letters written vouching for her client’s character. The letters were written by various notable figures, including Dina’s sister, Caroline.
When this news broke, Dina’s good friend and former assistant, Luke McKibben, blasted Caroline in a post on Instagram.
“For years, I have sat by and watched Dina take the high road over and over. Staying silent for many reasons but mainly out of respect for family. There’s a million things I could have said throughout the years and spoken up to defend her. She would forbid me to say a word. But I can’t stay silent while others continue to talk to help keep their relevance. You will reap what you sow. And I find this extremely fitting after all; they are your most famous words,” Luke wrote alongside a photo of Tommy and Caroline with the words “Thick as Thieves” written above it.
Shockingly, Dina commented on Luke’s post, writing, “Normally Likey I would ask you to take this down but ya know what? I’m starting to think some just expect us to stay quiet while they continue to hurt others…that’s what gives them that “power.” I’ll say it again…it’s not ok to take kindness for weakness. Plus, if I don’t laugh at this point, I’ll just continue to cry. I love you.”
Part two of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion airs on Wednesday, May 26, at 9 p.m.
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