“Yes! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!” Giudice whispered in Staub’s face.
We now know a little more about that shocking hair-pulling incident that took place on this season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
On Wednesday’s new episode of the Bravo series, Danielle Staub told Melissa Gorga that it was the boutique owner who told her to pull Margaret Josephs’ ponytail that day and that Teresa Giudice actually encouraged it.
While on the Jersey Shore (on separate trips), Melissa agreed to meet up with Danielle alone to chat. After Gorga tried explaining to Staub that the other girls don’t want her around anymore because she’s “violent,” Danielle asked, “Does that include Teresa?”
“Teresa also knows that I’m here. Teresa does enjoy your company. I think you make her laugh, Danielle,” Melissa replied. “But you know what? I don’t think Teresa’s in her right mind right now, let’s be honest. … Do you think you’re the right person for her if you’re gonna go and pull people’s hair in her presence?”
Danielle sighed and said, “I think we’d all had a lot to drink. I was also influenced. I was done when I emptied Margaret’s bag in the candle. I was finished. But then Steven told me I should go pull her hair.”
“Steven, the owner of the boutique?” Gorga wondered. “Yeah,” Staub said. “When Steven said do it, I hesitated, and then I looked at Teresa and she said, ‘Yeah, do it.'”
“So you’re saying Teresa told you to pull her hair?” a confused Melissa asked for clarification. “Yes,” Danielle said confidently.
The show then aired previously unseen footage of Staub whispering to Giudice the day of the fight, “He wants me to pull her ponytail.”
Perhaps half-kidding, Teresa replied, “Yeah, you should!” and jokingly nudged Danielle, who laughed and said, “No, I can’t.”
“Yes! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!” Teresa whispered in Danielle’s face. And the rest, as they say, is history.
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