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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Star Danielle Staub Seeks Help from Dr. Drew

by PopEater Staff, posted May 19th 2011 5:30AM
Danielle StaubReality TV star Danielle Staub hit the headlines recently when photos of her dancing nude at a New York City strip club hit the Internet.

Now, after admitting that she was sexually abused as a child, the former 'Real Housewives' star is now seeking treatment for her psychological problems.

Staub told PEOPLE that it was the childhood sexual abuse that caused her to have issues with low self esteem. She is quoted saying, "I have addictions with love and low self-esteem, and I need help!"

The 48-year old continues, "My low self-esteem derived from childhood sexual abuse has messed with my mind and self-worth, and over the years I thought about getting help but pushed it deep into the depths of denial. For years I have had the suicide hotline on my cell phone and would like nothing more than to free myself from this constant pressure."

Staub admits that seeing how she hurt herself and her family was when she knew she could not overlook her problems or keep delaying treatment.

She has reportedly sought help from Dr. Drew Pinsky (of VH1's 'Celebrity Rehab' fame).

Staub recently signed a three-year contract with Scores Gentleman's Club in New York and, according to the club's adult website, she had agreed to do one live appearance and occasionally appear online.

The reality star says that she was "coaxed" into signing her contract with Scores by her former business handlers, but she has since walked away from the deal.

However Staub does admit, "I have to own my mistakes and can't blame others."

Staub was recently spotted filming a "food-related" series for VH1 with Heidi Montag and Jake Pavelka of 'The Bachelor.'

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