Have “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” agreed to forgive and forget?

Most people spend December celebrating the holidays and January the new year. But not “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Danielle Staub.

It's a good idea if Danielle and Jacqueline keep a table - and some distance - between them./Credit Bravo

No, Danielle prefers to spend her time filing complaints against her *friends* in court.

If you even recall, Danielle was at the center of an altercation which also involved two of her co-stars, Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa “Fabulous!” Giudice, and Jacqueline’s daughter, Ashley Holmes, on Nov. 11. Danielle alleged that Ashley, 19, yelled “I’ll get her” and “I’ll kill you” prior to pulling one of Danielle’s hair extensions out by the root during the fashion show at Wayne’s North Jersey Country Club.

During a court date in early December, Judge Lawrence Katz issued a summons against Ashley on charges of harassment and simple assault, both of which are disorderly persons offenses.

In a report dated yesterday, The Record says Ashley was found guilty on the assault count. She must pay a whopping fine of $189. The charge of harassment was dismissed.

Gee, how will she ever cobble together that much money?

Scott Bocker, Ashley’s attorney, told The Record, “The judge was very sympathetic and I want to thank the prosecutor; when it came down to sentencing Ashley, (Prosecutor Tom) Melani also expressed sympathy for Ashley and asked the judge to be extremely lenient.”

Hmmm… let me get this straight: The lawyer representing Danielle felt sorry for Ashley and asked the judge to be “extremely” lenient?

Either Danielle had a change of heart (or an epiphany along the lines of “Oh, gee. If I want to stay friends with Jacqueline, maybe I shouldn’t be going after her offspring in court!”), Danielle’s lawyer thinks she’s cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs or… the entire incident was blown out of proportion on purpose for the benefits of – yep, you guessed it – television.

I go with the latter.

And yes, Bravo cameras were on hand for both the incident and an earlier court appearance in December – though surprisingly they reportedly were not present yesterday.

Interestingly, Ashley’s sole Tweet of the day (that would be Jan. 29) was this:

“When someone hurts us, We want to hurt them back. When someone wrongs us, We want to be right. Without forgiveness, nothing is ever settled.”


  1. davebutter said,

    June 15, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Hustler tells media it is all set to distribute a 75 minute tape, featuring Jersey’s most hated Housewife Danielle Staub – and mother of two — in a naked romp with a mystery man.


  2. avagacser said,

    February 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    That’s very interesting, Janet. I figured Teresa, Jacqueline and Caroline went on a trip related to the show because they hinted as much. Dina has been tweeting regularly this week. I do recall seeing Danielle tweet this morning that she was shopping at Nordstrom’s in Garden State Plaza, so she’s obviously around, too.

  3. Janet said,

    February 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Some interesting Real Housewives gossip: Dina is NOT returning to the show, and it’s so annoying that she pretends like she is. She is only tweeting about it for the publicity, but after an episode or two, she’s outta there like Gina from RHOOC. All of the NJ wives are in Italy with Bravo right now — they are all gone from Twitter and you know they’d be sending updates if they were anywhere near by. But Dina is still in NJ. Here’s my question: where is Danielle? Has she been spotted in Jersey this week or did Bravo take her to Italy to “surprise” the other housewives? If so, watch out! I’m afraid for them all!!!

  4. February 1, 2010 at 4:05 am

    let’s hope they do.

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