Gia Giudice has broken her silence on the comments Jackie Goldschneider made about her on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
Goldschneider, 44, had tried to explain to Teresa Giudice that Giudice claiming that Goldschneider’s husband, Evan, was cheating on her, was analogous to Goldschneider planting a rumor that Giudice’s daughter, Gia, “snorts cocaine in the bathroom in parties”.
Gia, 20 years old, tweeted on friday, “To say it was an analogy is to excuse it, it is not. My character is now being questioned. My name was used to make a point. No one should be used in that way, I am suffering the consequences of such an extravagant and false statement. While their marriage is happy and intact. “
James J. Leonard Jr., the attorney for the Giudice family, added: “Jackie is a very smart woman, but what she did was incredibly stupid. Analogy or not, you are referencing a young woman and putting her name in a sentence that includes the mention of drugs on national television, knowing that it is a false statement. I understand Jackie and Gia contacted this week and Jackie did apologize and I think her apology was sincere. Gia is an amazing young woman and her parents are very proud of her. This should never have happened. “
Goldschneider took to Twitter on Thursday to back up his use of the analogy, saying: “My analogy about Gia was just an analogy; of course it wasn’t true. The rest of the cast understood this, what you will see in the coming weeks. The behavior at my husband’s birthday party is really unfortunate: destroying a marriage and a family is not entertainment. “
Teresa, 48, has not said anything on her own about the situation, but yes republish one of the statements of your representatives hitting Goldschneider.
One of Teresa’s friends, former co-star Dina Manzo, sent her support to the Giudices and said that Gia’s name shouldn’t have been mentioned during Goldschneider and Teresa’s explosive reunion.
“I did not see, but I totally agree,” Manzo wrote. “An adult woman should NEVER use that analogy with a minor, especially with our beautiful @_giaguidice. Jackie needs to publicly apologize immediately. “
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 pm ET.