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Jersey 'Housewife' Melissa Gorga: Teresa Giudice 'roughed me up' while I held baby

Sep. 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM ET

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If you thought things were headed in a bad direction for Melissa Gorga and her frequently feuding sister-in-law Teresa Giudice on the season finale of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," well, that was just the start of it.

Sure, Melissa concluded that Teresa set her up with all the talk about Melissa's alleged stripper past -- thus ending their brief peace -- but things took an even uglier turn when the cameras were rolling.

During a visit to "The Wendy Williams Show," Melissa recalled a birthday party she attended for Teresa's daughter, Gia. And while things started out fine at the bash, they didn't stay that way.

"I went with a smile on my face," Melissa said. "I was letting it go. My daughter had a beautiful time with the girls and my sons had a good time."

But according to Melissa, Teresa wasn't so welcoming, even though she sent out the invitation.

"I don't think she was happy that I came," Melissa explained. "I think she was looking for a press opportunity to say that I wasn't going to come. And at the very end, she -- you know -- roughed me up a little bit and got in my face."

In fact, Melissa said it was actually worse than that. The alleged roughing-up happened while Melissa held her son.

"I had baby Joey in my arms, and she took my arm and twisted it," she claimed.

As for how she feels about Teresa now, between that incident and the stripper rumors (which Melissa denies), the reality star isn't quite ready to forgive and forget.

"I can't say that I fully have forgiven her yet," she said. "I still have issues with it and I can't get past it. … I can't look at her in the eyes yet. … The reunion -- you will see that. It was crazy and very hard."

Part one of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion special airs Sunday at 10 p.m. on Bravo.

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