“Real Housewives of New Jersey” alum Jacqueline Laurita says Caroline Manzo is still “trying to process” Brandi Glanville’s alleged advances while filming “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” Season 4.
During Thursday’s episode of the “Two T’s in a Pod” podcast, Laurita revealed that she “did talk” to Manzo after she left Morocco ahead of schedule, noting that the alleged lewd incident had “just happened.”
“It was really traumatic for [Manzo]. Whatever happened was very traumatic. … She said it was just very traumatic. She’s trying to process it all,” she explained to co-hosts and fellow “Housewives” Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge.
Laurita, 52, described Manzo’s run-in with the historically unpredictable “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum — which allegedly involved “unwanted” kissing and groping — as “bad” and like “nothing [Manzo] could ever imagine.”
Laurita added that her sister-in-law and former co-star “didn’t tell [her] that much” and “can’t talk about it right now ’cause it was under investigation.”
Sensing that the conversation “was bothering” Manzo, Laurita said she “let it go” and “didn’t dig anymore.”
As Page Six previously reported, Glanville, 50, also left Morocco early; however, her departure was not by choice.
Multiple sources told us the former Bravolebrity was sent home after two allegedly inappropriate incidents that took place on Jan. 25.
First, Glanville allegedly “stuck her tongue down [Manzo’s] throat” while partying at their private villa with their castmates — a situation we’re told made Manzo, 61, uncomfortable.
Glanville, who we’re told appeared drunk at the time, then allegedly “pinned Caroline against the wall” of a bathroom and “put her hands on Caroline’s breast area and vaginal area.”
Though there is no video of the interaction because it occurred in a bathroom, cast members’ mics were live, so audio exists. We’re told crew members found the tape “disturbing.”
Shortly after, Glanville allegedly loudly addressed one of the show’s producers by name in a room full of cast and crew and asked, “Do you want to f–k me tonight?”
Sources told us Glanville and the producer are old friends and that they took the alleged remark as a joke, claiming that they didn’t want to see her get in trouble because of it. We were unable to reach the producer for comment.
Glanville allegedly apologized to Manzo via text message on Jan. 26, but Manzo was still moved to a hotel to “get her out of the situation.” She returned to the United States the following day.
In a joint statement, Shed Productions and Peacock told us at the time, “The safety and security of cast and crew while shooting is extremely important, and we take all reports seriously. In this situation, production immediately launched a comprehensive review and is taking appropriate action.”
Meanwhile, Glanville appeared to deny our Manzo story by tweeting, “Check your sources people!!!! 💩.”