Jacqueline Laurita, the star of reality show 'Real Housewives of New Jersey', has attacked her fellow cast member Teresa Giudice on Twitter, branding her "scum". Teresa angered fellow cast members after she allegedly spread the rumour her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga was once a stripper, reports US Weekly Magazine.
Teresa was accused of spreading the rumour when the 'Real Housewives' reunited for a fashion show at Posche - the boutique regularly featured on the hit Bravo reality show. Tweeting after the event on Saturday, Laurita told followers, "Teresa told me that rumor about Melissa when she first started the show. She wanted her out then. She plotted it. She played dumb on camera and even defended Melissa", later adding, "Teresa is scum". Gorga has vehemently denied she ever worked as a stripper at 'Lookers Gentleman's Club', as has her former employer Larry Guarino, who told US Weekly, "She was a bartender for a couple of months years ago, it was such a short time. She was never ever a dancer". Giudice is yet to respond to the verbal assault, although Laurita also claimed her former friend has her own "skeletons" in the closet.
In June 2011, Bravo renewed 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' for a fourth season due to its record breaking ratings. Filming has already begun on the new series, set to premiere in 2012.