Kim DePaola, owner of Posche Boutique in Wayne NJ, has been getting a ton of notoriety since Sunday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but she tells RumorFix exclusively she’s being cyber bullied.
On the episode, Kim D is seen at a salon with Teresa Giudice getting ready for the annual Posche Fashion Show last September.
While they are getting ready, a man named Angelo, who used to own a strip club, informs Teresa and Kim that Teresa’s sister in-law, Melissa Gorga, used to work for him as a “dancer.” While Teresa claims she doesn’t want to hear about it, Kim presses for more information in the episode. This caused Kim to trend on Twitter Sunday night, get hate messages, and get into a heated argument with Melissa Gorga’s sister, Lysa Marco Simpson.
In an exclusive interview with RumorFix correspondent Real Mr. Housewife, Kim says she got confrontational on Twitter because Melissa should express her concerns to her face-to-face.
Kim explains “On Twitter, Melissa was insinuating why would Teresa still shop here if I did that to Melissa? The last time I saw Melissa, she and Joe were very cordial and very apologetic for what happened at the fashion show. So when I saw her on Twitter — and when her sister started to attack me — I was like, ‘Wait a minute, you had your chance two weeks ago [at the reunion], why didn’t you do it then? Why didn’t you say it to my face?’ I don’t take kindly to that. If you want to say something, you say it to my face. When her sister said, ‘I want to run into you hotshot’ [on Twitter], well I’m at Posche all by myself today. I don’t see anybody waiting outside my door. That’s why I said you know where I am.”
This is Melissa’s tweet that Kim was referencing:
Kim also talked about her friend Teresa, saying, “I have never seen Teresa shift. Melissa’s really good at making people believe one thing. She’s very, very good at being an actress. I have seen her lie so explicitly to me. She’s acting. Teresa is the real deal. What you see is what you get. Melissa and her cousin Kathy [Wilkie] got on this show to attack Teresa. That’s how they got a contract. They came on to attack Teresa.”
Kim says her conflicts with Melissa started a while ago when the reality star hired Kim’s former PR person.
“[The PR rep] starts working for Melissa and went on a rampage about me. Melissa started promoting this other store that keeps calling themselves the real Posh. I planned my fashion show last year for September 27th. Not five minutes later there was the other Posh fashion show — October 27th — with Melissa’s face promoting it. You want to go there and attack my business? There’s going to be problems. This is the way I make a living. I don’t have a rich husband. You want to go there? Then we’re gonna go there,” Kim continues.
Finally, Kim claims Melissa’s family (including Melissa’s sister, Lysa Marco-Simpson) is cyber-bullying her based on tweets she has been receiving. Some are shown below, including the responses Karen has given:
It should be noted that after Melissa tweeted out about Kim, Kim retorted with the following tweet:
RumorFix has reached out to Lysa Marco-Simpson for comments on her side of the story and is awaiting a response.