Melissa Gorga Says She Wasn’t a Stripper

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Melissa Gorga

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member Melissa Gorga is fighting back against a report claiming she worked at a strip club.

The Huffington Post first reported her alleged former occupation, on Friday. The report said the housewives were taping the show when Bravo had the owner of “the strip club she used to work at,” show up for the taping.

“Bravo’s surprise at the fashion show was for Melissa: her ex-boss at Lookers, the strip club she used to work at. No one knew him, no one knew he was coming,” a witness at the filming told the Huffington Post.

Gorga, however, refuted those claims in a blog post titled “The Truth!”:

“There have been a lot of rumors floating around over the last few days that I want to clear up. 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. You will have a better chance at seeing some nudity on the episode this Sunday.”

Gorga, who is married and has three children, said she immediately responded to the report because people are “making false accusations” to hurt her and her family.

Aside from her work on Bravo’s hit show, Gorga is also trying to make it as a recording artist.