Posted on Sun Oct 2, 2011 11:15 AM PDT
Rumors surfaced Thursday that The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Jacqueline Laurita had quit the Bravo show last week, in the middle of taping for Season Four. She Tweeted some disturbing thoughts on Saturday:
- "This show is a curse! ... I'm losing it.This is what all this negativity I'm surrounded w/does 2me."
It seems Teresa Giudice (right) is the catalyst behind Laurita's decision.
Laurita Tweeted on Saturday: "Teresa put out an article that I ... threatened to release those pictures and I didn't! ... Teresa is scum!"
The "pictures" are photos of Joe Giudice, Teresa's husband, out with another woman. They surfaced online last week. Laurita Tweeted texts she'd sent to Teresa:
- "Tell your husband I am NOT getting into your business and NOT to threaten my husband! I didnâ€™t take or release those pictures â€¦ just wanted to give you both a heads up â€¦ Donâ€™t shoot the messenger!â€
Bravo came under fire in August when Russell Armstrong, husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Taylor Armstrong, committed suicide. His family, friends and lawyer cited the show as a major source of stress for Russell, and Taylor told Dr. Phil McGraw that Russell might still be alive if they hadn't done the show.
Laurita also said Giudice was "scum" for spreading rumors that Giduice's sister-in-law, and fellow castmate, Melissa Gorga, was a stripper. Keep reading for Gorga's response.
Gorga (left) took to her website to clarify:
- "This is 100% NOT TRUE. I did bartend fro a few weeks at a bikini bar while I was in college. My outfit was a tank top, shorts and sneakers. ... Someone desperately wants to knock me down and prove that I have something to hide, but then tries to cover it up by putting the blame on production."
Castmate Caroline Manzo, once also an ally of Giudice's, re-Tweeted Gorga's link to her blog post.
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