Gia Allemand's mother is heartbroken over the death of her daughter, and now she wants to set the record straight.
Speaking for the first time through Gia's publicist, Donna Micheletti wants everyone to know fact from fiction.
“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," she states. "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."
On Monday, Aug. 12, the former Bachelor star allegedly tried to commit suicide as she was found hanging in her New Orleans home by her boyfriend Ryan. Two days later, she was taken off life support at the hospital.
Since her passing, many people have come forward to share memories of Gia -- and some have also claimed she had many issues leading up to her untimely death.
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"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," her mother continues. "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."
Micheletti is referring to a story that was published on the New York Daily News' website. In the article, Ferriolo told the outlet that Gia "sounded stuffy" when she talked to her the night before she hanged herself.
“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," said Ferriolo, who's known for being one of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses. “I was with her a week before and everything was fine."
The 29-year-old is set to be laid to rest next week at Papavero Funeral Home in her hometown of Queens, N.Y.
Her mom ends the statement, "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.”