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Melissa Gorga Clarifies: I Wasn't a Stripper (Just a Bikini Bartender)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 1st 2011 4:45PM
'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Melissa Gorga would like to set the record straight. She was never a stripper, she says, but rather a bartender at a bikini bar.

The drama all started when HuffPost Celeb's Rob Shuter reported that while filming a recent episode, Gorga was ambushed when her former boss from the New Jersey establishment Lookers showed up at an event. Depending on what you believe, it may have been a "set-up" orchestrated by Bravo producers or her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice.

Gorga clarified the report in her blog: "As everyone knows we are filming season 4 so there is not too much I can confirm, but there is one thing that I would like to clarify...the accusation that I was once a dancer at a strip club. This is 100% NOT TRUE. I did bartend for a few weeks at a bikini bar while I was in college. My outfit was a tank top, shorts and sneakers. SORRY, no bubbies there."

She later cited a New Jersey law which states that Go Go bars that allow nudity may not also serve alcohol.

Her former Lookers boss Larry Guarino backs up her story, telling Us Magazine: "She was a bartender for a couple of months years ago, it was such a short time. Lookers was really upscale then too; it wasn't like she was bartending in some hole in the wall."

The incident may be related to the cryptic tweets about a "set-up" that fellow 'Housewife' Jacqueline Laurita sent out earlier week. "Someone (not me) got set up tonight," she tweeted. "There are some sneaky people trying to make someone look bad & then play innocent on camera. Sad."

You may now resume living your previously scheduled lives.

Below, Melissa and Teresa talk about their feud on 'The Wendy Williams Show':

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Spiritualist Katheri

Come on the creepy guy clearly said that she use to dance for him not bartender who cares if she was a stripper or not?

October 04 2012 at 6:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Culturecorruption

What is wrong with being a stripper? sheesh....at least she wasn't a politicitian *****. Stealing from babies, old people, regular people, etc. At least she was working hard for her money....not just taking it without really doing any type of work.

October 02 2011 at 4:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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October 02 2011 at 2:05 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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