Jacqueline Laurita was stripper, says former friend

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2011, 19:37 PM IST

Washington: Jacqueline Laurita was reportedly a stripper at a Las Vegas club, a close friend of her has revealed in the latest issue of a magazine.

``Real Housewives of New Jersey`` star Laurita has long insisted that rumours of her past life as stripper are false.

“I WAS NOT A STRIPPER,” Laurita had tweeted back in October, following a story published by In Touch about the 41-year-old mother’s alleged former career.

But in their latest issue, the magazine quoted a source “very close” to Laurita who said that Laurita danced in downtown Las Vegas, long before the tourist-friendly Fremont Street Experience was built, Fox News reported.

“She was a stripper at a Las Vegas club called the Glitter Gulch,” her former friend said.

“She worked there from 1992 to 1993. Like all strip clubs, it was an awful place,” the friend said.

A second source told the magazine about a years-long violent relationship that Laurita had during the ‘90s, culminating with the pair being arrested for battery in 1996.

“She slapped him in the face and punched him in the groin,” the magazine quoted the police report as stating.

ANI