RHONJ Alum Danielle Staub Reveals Why She Didn’t “Expose” Melissa Gorga After Season 8 Return, What Production Told Her Behind-the-Scenes, Plus ‘OG’ Explains Her Initial Friendship With Margaret Josephs

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RHONJ's Danielle Staub reveals why she didn’t “expose” Melissa when she returned for season 8, what production told her behind the scenes.

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Danielle Staub shared why she didn’t “expose” Melissa Gorga when the OG returned to Real Housewives of New Jersey in season eight, and she revealed what production told her behind the scenes.

She also addressed her initial friendship with Margaret Josephs, with whom she later had multiple physical altercations. In the past, Margaret has been accused of being protected by RHONJ producers because she’ll do or say whatever they tell her. It’s also been alleged that the full extent of Margaret’s actions are hidden in the editing room to prevent fan hatred against her.

On Twitter, in comments shared by @allrhonjfacts on Instagram, Danielle responded to a fan asking about her season eight alliance with Melissa.

Fan account @unveiltvsecrets first wrote, “After you left during S3-S7 you repeatedly discussed the lengthy emails + recorded calls you have on Melissa. So why when you came back did you befriend her and even briefly work with her Fraud PR Robyn (IlluminationPR). WHY?? Why didn’t you expose her?”

Danielle answered, “Because they brought me back in a limited role … They cut off [my] testimonials making unrealistic demands so I had to play nice in order to collect my dues.”


She went on to emphasize, “They tied my hands by bringing me back in a limited role offering NO TESTIMONIALS dictating I help [Margaret] her 1st [season] and then [Jennifer Aydin] in her 1st season.”

Danielle added, “I was told no when I asked to reveal [it], and in this role it restricted my ability to be my truest self … If I wanted to collect my dues, I had to play nice [with Melissa].”

Image credit: @daniellestaub/Twitter via @allrhonjfacts/Instagram