This takes things to a whole different level. Anyone who's watched The Real Housewives of New Jersey knows that Danielle Staub is a liar, but this is a little sick, even for her!
Sources have learned that Danielle's former costar, Caroline Manzo, was summoned to give testimony in the ongoing court battle between Danielle and her ex-husband, Kevin Maher. It seems Kevin wanted Caroline to give a deposition in the defamation case as she was privy to most of Danielle's horror stories. Caroline complied and began retelling the laundry list of stories Danielle had confided in her about her former marriage.
We warn you now, some of this is pretty graphic and gruesome. Proceed with caution.
The bulk of Caroline's deposition revolved around a handful of stories, stories that Kevin and his lawyers have denied and denied. According to Caroline, Danielle told her that during their marriage, Kevin supposedly raped her atop of broken glass, shot or hanged her dog and worst of all, played Russian Roulette, with the pistol inserted in her vagina!
Deplorable! Caroline didn't know and offered the court only the claims that Danielle shared with her. At one point, she explained:
"She depicted him as a monster. She depicted him as someone who would beat her daily, as someone that put her in the hospital due to the beatings, I want to say on more than one occasion…She claimed to have been hiding in a tree at some point, afraid that when he came home he would find her and beat her. She claimed to be the victim of prostitution due to his demands, that he put her into that world, again depicting him as an absolute monster. And the only reason she stayed with him, because she feared for her life if she left."
Wow! That's pretty effing awful!
Call us crazy, but we have a hard time believing her. Then again, perhaps it was this kind of abuse that turned her into what she is today.
Sad situation, regardless, though.
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