On February 28, 2013, Penny Drossos met Melissa and Joe Gorga at Chakra in Paramus. At the time, the filming was reported in blogs and newspaper outlets including the Bergen Dot Com. Anyone present at Chakra that evening witnessed the film crew and the participants – filming lasted over 3 hours.
On September 15, 2013, the Chakra meeting was aired. The footage lasted less than 2 minutes. Despite the presence of numerous cameras, the critical components of the exchange fail to capture the person while he/she is talking – the reason is that the conversation was pieced together to fabricate as story that the Producers want. Why else would Melissa Gorga tell her husband they have no proof of Teresa’s involvement on the Arizona trip that was 2 weeks after the Chakra meeting! This exchange is disjointed with questions and answers not matching up. In short, the scene is a mess.
The following is a detailed transcript of the exchange. Brackets [ ] have been placed around words that were said without the benefit of seeing the person who allegedly spoke them. The shoddy editing proves that the conversation does not flow, words are clearly dubbed, sound volume does not match – all indicators that words were strung together to form fabricated answers to create the illusion of blame on the part of Teresa:
Melissa (hereinafter “M”) walks over to Penny (hereinafter “P”)
M: We were over there. It’s date night . . . (points to Joe Gorga at the table)
Melissa Gorga’s Talking Head Interview (taped after the March 16, 2013 trip to Arizona): Teresa and I made a pact that we were going to approach these people together, but the last time I saw Penny it seemed like she had more to say and wasn’t saying it. So if I’m going to see this woman alone, of course I am going to get to the bottom of this. So why did Melissa say there was “no proof yet” when they were in Arizona?
P: So Milania Hair Care, it was great seeing you there.
M: I just feel there was something more you wanted to say.
M: If I’m wrong, I’m wrong. said in response to being told it was not Teresa
P: [You're right] said several times throughout the conversation but never in response to needing to say more.
Joe Gorga walks over.
M: Joe, you remember Penny.
J: How are you.
J: [Can I join you?]
P: As long as you don’t get crazy on me. said in response to whether J can ask about Angelo
J: [Who's behind] this cheating thing?
P: [I was asked] to attend Milania Hair Care was the actual question.
M: [By who]
P: [It wasn't Jan, it's not Kim] words pieced together
M: Where are you pointing?
P: It was your sister who invited Penny to Milania Hair Care.
P: She asked me if I knew who BLEEP [was and she asked me to confront my brother about it] was asked to confront brother to confirm who brought up lover
M: She asked you to confront [him about my ex]
P: [I don't know]
M: [Wait, hold on. At that Milania Party] she said to you we’re not friends [right you don't know me right]
P: [Right] That’s a lie when asked about raising money for the Celebrity Apprentice
J: [Then why did you lie that night?] For her?
P: Yes was said numerous times, never admitting to having lied about or for Teresa
M: She doesn’t like you at all
P: As far as her not liking me, there are a lot of things I can say. . .
P: I can show you on my phone right now, I have her house number and her home number, want me to show you?
M: It doesn’t matter in response to Joe’s question on how Penny knows Melissa
P: [Am I lying]
P: I’m not going to take the bullet for everything regarding the rumors about Manzo cheating scandal.
P: [John has text messages]
J: [You mean . . . Is your husband the one behind the computer doing all those tweets?]
J: [Johnny the Greek?]
Melissa Gorga’s Talking Head Interview: This guy Johnny has really been abusing me hard on twitter social media. I could see his wife doing this, but now the tie in between Penny and Teresa. It is starting to make sense in my head there is a connection between the three of them.
Two tweets are shown – - allegedly from Penny’s husband Johnny the Greek. Interesting to note that the photo next to the tweets was never posted on twitter. RHONJ Production/Bravo used a photo of Johnny the Greek taken at the Moxie Posche II Grand Opening held on March 30, 2013 where all attendees executed written permission to use their likeness on the show:
P: She invites me places. I don’t just appear . . . In response to Gorga’s statement that Teresa thinks you stalk her.
M: She says you just show up
P:. . . I have better things to do.
P: She asks Johnny if he could get appearances [That Neo Cafe that she did last year ] That’s John’s family. John got her that gig. In response to questions about Teresa’s appearances
Joe Gorga’s Talking Head Interview (taped after the March 16, 2013 trip to Arizona – no more spray on hair): You’re looking at a woman like Penny and she looks like a train wreak. Could she be reliable? Normally you would not take her seriously, but in these case, she knows too much and that’s the type of person that will go and do someone’s dirty work. A woman who looks like that. Says the angry little man with spray on hair.
M: [Teresa is wrong for whatever she’s done] But you are also wrong for getting involved in the family circle.
J: Honestly, what I would do, as a human being and a normal person . . .
P: So did you approach John? In response to question about how Johnny knew Melissa didn’t go see Papa Gorga in hospital
J: Oh, I, I will.
J: I don’t even know the guy.
P: It’s time the two of you come together.
J It’s terrible what he’s done.
P: I’m done. Your sister in law told me to squash it.
M: Maybe she’s done now.
J: [Listen, I've heard enough. I can't take anymore. Let's go]
The red font are statements or words that were said in response to different questions/topics pursuant to Penelope PitStop of the FHOGS.
The Green font are terms that were never used in the presence of Penelope PitStop of the FHOGS.
Please read Penelope PitStop’s blog for an understanding of the manner in which FHOGS is spliced together.