Danielle Staub is making some outlandish claims about former costar and friend Teresa Giudice.
The former Real Housewives of New Jersey star claims Teresa stabbed her with a fork during an explosive fight in 2010.
The alleged altercation went down during season 2 of RHONJ at the infamous Posche Fashion Show. As any OG RHONJ fans knows, this is the fashion show where Teresa chased Danielle through the country club, which led to Jacqueline Laurita’s daughter Ashlee Holmes pulling Danielle’s hair and ripping out some of her extensions. The drama resulted in the police being called and Danielle pressing charges against Ashlee.
“It was a setup,” Danielle said in Dave Quinn’s Real Housewives tell-all book, ‘Life isn’t all Diamonds and Rosé.’
She added, “I didn’t want to go. Even my kids didn’t want me to go.”
“Little did we know that it would turn into a whole chase, hair pull, cops being called, a broken heel, 911, police sirens,” added RHONJ producer Carlos King. “Madness.”
“I didn’t know they’d start physically coming at me after that!” Danielle recalled. “I should be able to say what I want to say and not get physically accosted for it.”
According to Danielle, Teresa “stabbed” her with a fork as the altercation reached a crescendo.
“Teresa took a fork to my back! I had a fork stabbed and dragged down my back! So I stopped running,” Danielle claimed. “One of the security guys was holding onto my arm. I remember saying, ‘Let go of me — you’re holding me back.’ This was like Jerry Springer on steroids. Like, these women were dangerous. It came as a shock to me that I was allowed to be treated this way.”
In the book, Andy Cohen confirms that the altercation between Danielle and Teresa turned physical but explains the network decided to cut the scene from the final edit of the episode.
“We don’t like it when it gets physical. We tend to cut away from it. We’ll show that something happens, but we kind of do flashes on the screen. It was not in keeping with what we want the Housewives to be,” Andy explained in the book.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey will return to Bravo in early 2022.
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