Thursday, August 12, 2010
'Real Housewives' star Danielle Staub calls cops after ex-con Danny Aguilar demands $100K from her 10/0
This week just keeps getting worse for "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Danielle Staub.
Less than a week after Staub's sex tape co-star slammed her with a defamation lawsuit, the reality star's sordid past has come back to haunt her.
Convicted felon Danny Aguilar called Staub on Sunday night demanding $100,000 that he says she still owes him for bailing her out of a drug deal gone bad back in the '80s, reported RadarOnline.com.
"My money got her out of trouble with these drug dealers," Aguilar told Radar. "They wanted her dead and I didn't want them to kill her. I paid for it."
According to TheSmokingGun.com, Staub and Aguilar found themselves out around $24,000 in 1986 after an alleged cocaine deal went awry. The two reportedly kidnapped the man they blamed for the deal's failure, Carmen Centolella, and placed calls to his father demanding $25,000 in ransom money.
Feds soon caught the partners in crime and accused Staub of extortion and cocaine possession with intent to distribute, the Web site reported.
Staub reportedly entered into a plea bargain with prosecutors and agreed to testify against Aguilar and others.
She escaped with just five years probation and drug testing, while Aguliar got 15 years in prison.
"We all got popped," Aguilar told Radar. "Everyone went to jail and she snitched."
Aguilar told Radar his phone conversation with Staub Sunday night quickly turned ugly, with the reality star calling him a "celebrity stalker" and threatening to sue him for defamation of character.
Aguilar said he told Staub, "I'm the 'Real McCoy,' I'm the one that did 15 years in a federal penitentiary over you. I'm no stalker."
He added that Staub contacted police after the conversation, and that a detective from the Wayne, N.J. police department phoned him 15 minutes after the call to inform him that stalking is a crime in New Jersey.
Wayne Police Captain James Clark confirmed to Radar that Staub was at the station Tuesday morning but would not disclose additional information.
Last Thursday, Staub's ex, Stephen Zalewski, filed a lawsuit against her for defamation of character and harassment after the reality star claimed on an episode of "Real Housewives" that she didn't know he was filming their sexcapades.
Meanwhile, Staub is reportedly taking some legal action of her own against co-star Teresa Giudice and Ashley Holmes, "Housewives" co-star Jacqueline Laurita's daughter, after Holmes physically attacked her on last week's episode.