Judge blocks Real Housewives of NJ sex tape
Thank goodness for big favors: A New Jersey judge on Wednesday blocked the release of a sex tape from Danielle Staub, the most notorious of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. That's so much better than hearing about her drug use and time as an escort.
State Superior Court Judge Thomas F. Brogan granted Staub's request for a temporary restraining order to stop her former boyfriend Stephen Zalewski from releasing the tape and ordered him to produce all copies of the video and images of Staub. A hearing was set for July 21, the AP reports.
Staub, 46, also filed a lawsuit against Zalewski seeking damages for invasion of privacy, defamation and infliction of emotional distress. Staub said this was about trying to get back at her and her two daughters, ages 11 and 15, for her breaking up with him. They dated from May 2008 to December 2008 and Zalewski appeared briefly on the show.
"This is about my kids," Staub said. "I'm a big girl. Do what you want to me. But you broke bread with my children. Don't do this to me. No adult should ever do this to a child."
Of course, we don't think a mom should air her dirty laundry on a reality show. And in a book. And in the tabloids. But what do we know?