"Real Housewives of New Jersey's" Jacqueline Laurita lashes out at former friend Teresa Giudice

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Television personalities Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita attend Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" season two premiere at The Brownstone on May 3, 2010, in Paterson, N.J.
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(CBS) It's an all out online catfight between former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Jacqueline Laurita and current cast member Teresa Giudice. Laurita used her Twitter account to blast Giudice, labeling her former close confidant "scum."

Laurita announced her retirement from the show and subsequent absence from the reunion special on Twitter on Sept. 28. She hinted that the reason why she left was because someone set up a fellow cast member, but stopped short of naming people. Many people believed she was referring to cast member Melissa Gorga being confronted at a fashion show by a man claiming to be her former boss when she allegedly worked as a stripper.

Gorga has strongly denied the claims, and her former employer at Lookers Gentlemen's Club, Larry Guarino, told Us Weekly while Gorga worked there as a bartender for a couple of months, she never was a dancer.

"Someone (not me) got set up tonight," Laurita tweeted on Friday. "There are some sneaky people trying to make someone look bad & then play innocent on camera. Sad. ... 2b honest. I'm tired of the BS &shitty low life people.I didn't know this was what I signed up 4.I have 2rise above&move on."

Sunday, however, was a different matter. Laurita spewed her side of the story, blasting former friend Giudice as the person behind the malicious story. She tweeted that Giudice knew about the rumor, and helped orchestrate Gorga's on-camera confrontation with the man on the show.

"There is even a lot more to the story that will eventually come out. (Giudice)'s no good and yes...she has stabbed me in the back plenty of times," Laurita explained. "I'm not so forgiving anymore."

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