Penny Drossus, Johnny the Greek, and Anthony Arater – trouble for Melissa Gorga by NMD
When Melissa Gorga released the first chapter of her – ahem – book – “My Fake Happy Life as as the Wife to Teresa Giudice’s little Brother,” she documented her trials and tribulations though high school.
She also failed to mention a few things – such as her parent’s divorce, and her ex-boyfriend Anthony Arater.
Anthony showed up on twitter on July 31st, and was introduced to the housewives world by no other than Johnny the Greek. “Ladies & Gents, may I present my good friend Anthony & a Blast From The Past for another. You MUST Follow >> @AArater”
Anthony then started tweeting Melissa and her sisters, asking if they’d deny knowing him. Immediately he was on the offensive, taking the Bryan Bulldog approach of threatening to leak information to the press. He claimed to be a high school boyfriend of Melissa’s (from Tom’s River – not Florida) , and also tweeted something about working in a club called Karma when he was 32 and 33,
He seems to know Joey – because he also tweeted to ask Joey about the Peruvian waitress (at Karma)
Anthony says he used to hang out with Melissa after school (9th grade??) and clarified that her parents were still married then, but her dad slept on the couch because they were separated. (He pointed this out because Melissa omitted the fact that her mom left her dad to move to Florida – her dad wasn’t just about to join them when he passed away.)
Anthony sent many tweets to Melissa in early August talking about letters and valentine’s day cards, and asking why she omitted him from the first chapter of his book when they were together. He kept talking about how he was going to release all of his evidence – but not on twitter.
After Melissa’s book (first chapter) was released, he claimed to get messages from Joey – threats – with Joey claiming he was “connected.” This was all starting to be a bit deja vu with Bulldog – and quite frankly I wondered if it was all just a made up account.
Around August 4th he claimed to get a call from Melissa (from a blocked number) asking if it was actually him tweeting. He confirmed on twitter that it was, and threatened again to go to a national magazine with his story. He and his wife (who also tweets from the account) claimed that they recorded the call from Melissa with some sort of iphone app. (That might be illegal – they should be careful about that.) After that his wife (using his account) tweeted that Melissa kept calling them time and time again, and they were getting mad.
By August 8th they claimed that some sort of story was about to be released. Fast forward to today – around a month later. The duo is up in New Jersey visiting Johnny and Penny. Penny tweeted a photo of them together. And someone tweeted that the “story” was held up by Melissa’s lawyers, but is about to come out.
Now about this Anthony – when you google the name Anthony Arater – a mug shot and rap sheet pops up. Anthony (on twitter) claimed he is not a convict – he’s only been arrested once for not paying a parking ticket. A few weeks later he was claiming he hung out with the wrong crowd and it was 20 years ago – so that establishes him as a liar at least.
Then his twitter timeline got sick as he was attacked by people and turned ugly, making me not willing to read any more of his garbage.
Here’s what I learned from google.
Mugshots.com ID: 5050732
Race: N/A S
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Birth Date: 6/12/1979
SBI Number: 000982254B
Admission Date: 2/27/1998
Current Facility: Paroled from NSP
Current Max Release Date: N/A
Current Parole Eligibility Date: N/A
|Offense||Offense Date||Sentence Date||County of Commitment||Commitment Order||Mandatory Minimum Term||Maximum Term|
|1 count of : 2C:12-1A Simple Assault||February 9, 1997||February 5, 1999||Ocean||98-07-00935I||None||5 Years|
|1 count of : 2C:15-1 Robbery /2||February 9, 1997||February 27, 1998||Ocean||97-10-00863I||None||10 Years|
|1 count of : 2C:15-1*1 Robbery /1||February 9, 1997||February 27, 1998||Ocean||97-10-00863I||10 Years||20 Years|
|1 count of : 2C:18-2*3 Burglary /3||February 9, 1997||February 27, 1998||Ocean||97-10-00863I||None||5 Years|
|Date In Custody||Date Out of Custody|
|February 27, 1998||July 16, 2009|
You can read the actual charges on this link - it looks like he tried to get some of them dismissed after he served his time. He was charged with burglary and assault of an elderly couple when he was 18 years old. He was born in 1979. which makes him the same age as Melissa. If he went to jail for 10 year when he was 19 – he would have been out by the time he was 32, 33, and could have seen Melissa again when he worked at Karma.
What does this all have to do with Penny and Johnny?
It appears as though Anthony and Tara are in New Jersey visiting the couple this weekend.
Here’s a photo of him posted by Penny (on twitter yesterday – on the left with Johnny the Greek).
Ugh – just ugh on all these New Jersey hangers on. I can’t wait to see what’s in the article. NOT. It’s time for a complete cast change!