“I think it just ate her up,” Micheletti said.
“I told him I blamed him. I told him, ‘It’s your fault. You’re the reason.'”
But the man being blamed isn’t taking the accusation lightly and denies being the cause of Gia’s tragic and untimely death at the age of 28.
“Half of the show was intended to make me look bad,” Eugene Allemand told Celebuzz.
“I consider it slander and defamation of character.”
Since the interview Eugene alleges that Donna has taken it even farther: “She has been calling and emailing to our house harassing my mother,” he said. “She’s calling me and my family curse words. She wants to put a gag order on us so we can’t respond. She says she hopes Gia haunts me for the rest of my life.”
(Requests for comment from Donna and her family’s rep have not yet been returned.)
As for any legal action, he says he’s “considering it.” But first, he feels like he needs to set the record straight in this he-said, she-said between the exes who have been divorced since Gia was a little girl. And that starts with the argument Donna revealed to Dr. Phil, where Eugene supposedly told his daughter “to lose my number.”
“Donna only told half of the story. Me and Gia had an argument the day after Mother’s Day. I was upset that she didn’t call my mom. And her response was ‘you’re a sad individual and a worse father. My life is better and quieter without you,’” Eugene said of the text message.
“I am brokenhearted and devastated. I couldn’t imagine saying such harsh words,” he added.
Donna also revealed Gia’s past suicidal threats were a “cry for attention,” even pointing to two times her daughter took sleeping pills and was rushed to a hospital. But Gia told her she was just trying to get a good night’s sleep, she told Dr. Phil.
However, Eugene said it was much more serious and that his daughter was on suicide watch after she attempted to overdose on pills.
“She was stopped many times from committing suicide by overdose by her stepfather, and I had to come get her from North Shore Hospital [on Long Island] where she was on suicide watch.
“She should have been getting help and she wasn’t getting it. When her relationships go bad she threatened to kill herself,” he added.
“She had mental demons she was battling with. She was always devastated by her boyfriends. She only wanted to get married.”
But what happened on that fateful night last month when Gia’s boyfriend, NBA player boyfriend Ryan Anderson, found her unconscious after she hanged herself was something Eugene never thought would happen.
“I don’t feel guilty. It’s not my fault,” Eugene said.
“I never expected her to go this far and do something like this,” he added. “I wish I had reached out [to Gia] before to apologize.”