Gia Allemand’s mother has discredited all media reports and speculations regarding the cause of her daughter’s tragic death by suicidal hanging on Monday night.
Her denouncement came in the wake of the actions of The Bachelor star’s acquaintance Loredana Ferriolo, who told the New York Daily News on Thursday that Gia ‘sounded fluffy’ the night before she hanged herself.
The Playboy model – who doubles as one of Tiger Woods’ infamous mistresses – had claimed to the newspaper, ‘Either she was crying or she had a cold. I asked her and she paused and said, “Yeah, I have a cold.” I thought she was crying. But she insisted it was a cold.’
She then went on to claim that Gia ‘hated’ living in New Orleans, and wanted to move to New York.
But Gia’s mother Donna Micheletti in a statement singled out Ferriolo and blasted her as one of those so-called friends who are trying to cash in on her tragic death by spreading rumors in the media. She even said that Gia herself did not trust Ferriolo as a friend when she was alive.
‘The family and close friends of Gia Allemand have not spoken to the media to date, nor have they posted comments or insight on Twitter, ‘ the statement reads in part. ‘I am personally going on record to refute all statements to the media out there thus far with the exception of official statements we have released.’
Her full statement below:
‘The family and close friends of Gia Allemand have not spoken to the media to date, nor have they posted comments or insight on Twitter.
There are numerous statements and theories in the media regarding Gia’s death and her life that refer to sources close to Gia or friends of hers. As her mother, I am well aware of Gia’s close friends and her best friends and I am personally going on record to refute all statements to the media out there thus far with the exception of official statements we have released through publicist Penelope Jean Hayes, and those jointly with Ryan Anderson’s NBA team representation.
Gia liked everyone and always found the good in people, however there were acquaintances that she had disassociated with whom are now speaking as her close friends. I don’t like to give further publicity by mentioning names here, however there is a particular individual, Loredana Ferriolo, identifying herself as Gia’s best friend and the fact is that Gia expressed directly to me that she did not trust this individual and her motives for her own public exposure.
After the funeral, I do intend to speak about my dear daughter’s life and death, and will do so in an open disclosure way with a trusted media source. Thank you for all those truly concerned and God bless.’
So do not believe any stories of her death as reported by ‘sources’ or other speculations.