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Dina Manzo Slams Bravo for Promoting Digital Series Featuring Caroline Manzo on the Heels of Their Family Drama

Dina Manzo is NOT happy with Bravo.

The former Real Housewives of New Jersey star slammed the network for promoting a digital series featuring Caroline Manzo on the heels of their recent family drama.

On June 1, Bravo TV tweeted, #RHONJ alum @CarolineManzo reveals a phone call she had with Teresa where she asked, “What did I ever do to you?” along with a link to the digital series.

The network’s tweet didn’t rub everyone the right way, including Dina, who called them out after the tweet was brought to her attention.

“What a slap in the face this is to @dinamanzo. How about asking her WTF she wrote a character letter supporting the asshole who attacked her sister so badly she needed reconstructive surgery on her face? #JusticeforDina #clownfreeTV,” a fan tweeted. 

Dina replied to the tweet, saying, “Bravo shouldn’t have chosen this week for a catch-up. It’s in very poor taste and is extremely hurtful.”

The week prior it was revealed that Caroline had written a letter of support for her brother-in-law, Tommy Manzo, amid his May 11 arrest that left him charged with robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, criminal restraint, and stalking.

Tommy, who was previously married to Dina, has been linked to two attacks involving his ex-wife and her current husband, Dave Cantin. He has been accused of hiring reputed Lucchese crime family associate John Perna to beat Dave outside a strip mall in 2015. The younger Manzo brother was also reportedly involved in the 2017 home invasion that left Dina and Dave bound, beaten, and robbed.

Dina, her daughter, Lexi Manzo, and former assistant, Luke McKibben, slammed Caroline on social media following the revelation she had written a letter vouching for Tommy’s character, which helped him get out on bail.

Weeks later, Caroline’s son, Albie Manzo, defended his mom’s decision to write the letter of support for Tommy.

“[My mom] made a choice that she knew going in was going to be extraordinarily unpopular, [that] could’ve been easily twisted into something that it isn’t, but she made it anyway,” Albie said on the June 4 episode of his Dear Albie podcast. “Because she felt it was the right thing to do.”

“My mother wrote a letter based on the character as we know him,” he continued. “The facts as we’ve seen them, as we know him in his life. Is he a threat to society? The answer is no. We believe the answer is no.”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey will return to Bravo for season 12 in late 2021 or early 2022.

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