Gia Allemand’s Mother Speaks Out For First Time
Since her daughter’s tragic death Wednesday, many reports have surfaced regarding the circumstances surrounding her apparent suicide.
Donna Micheletti wants to quiet speculation and supposed “close” friends who are speaking out.
“The family and close friends of Gia Allemand have not spoken to the media to date, nor have they posted comments or insight on Twitter,” she said in a statement obtained by Celebuzz. “There are numerous statements and theories in the media regarding Gia’s death and her life that refer to sources close to Gia or friends of hers.
“As her mother, I am well aware of Gia’s close friends and her best friends and I am personally going on record to refute all statements to the media out there thus far with the exception of official statements we have released through publicist Penelope Jean Hayes, and those jointly with Ryan Anderson’s NBA team representation.”
Micheletti specifically points to one individual.
“Gia liked everyone and always found the good in people, however there were acquaintances that she had disassociated with whom are now speaking as her close friends.
“I don’t like to give further publicity by mentioning names here, however there is a particular individual, Loredana Ferriolo, identifying herself as Gia’s best friend and the fact is that Gia expressed directly to me that she did not trust this individual and her motives for her own public exposure.”
As previously reported by Celebuzz, Allemand’s funeral will be held next week at Papavero Funeral Home in Flushing, New York, just outside her hometown of Queens. At this time the service will be private.
“After the funeral, I do intend to speak about my dear daughter’s life and death, and will do so in an open disclosure way with a trusted media source," added her mom. "Thank you for all those truly concerned and God bless.”
The former Bachelor contestant, who was one of 24 women vying for Jake Pavelka’s heart on the show’s 14th season, died Wednesday after her family took her off life support following an apparent suicide that left her in critical condition. She was 29.