Gia Allemand's Mother Breaks Silence in Statement, Refutes Rumors From "Friends"

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Gia Allemand's mother Donna Micheletti issued an official statement this morning to set the record straight regarding The Bachelor star's death.

The model and fourth-place finisher on Jake Pavelka's season of The Bachelor was a fan favorite for her alluring personality even more than her looks.

This made Wednesday's death of Gia Allemand from an apparent suicide even more shocking. What went wrong and what led her to such extreme measures?

Donna Micheletti, Gia's mom, did not offer any of those details.

However, she sought to refute the rampant theories and remarks that have come out about her late daughter and her life in the past 72 hours.

Released through a media rep, Micheletti's statement said:

"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 thus far."

The exception? "Official statements we have released through publicist Penelope Jean Hayes, and those jointly with Ryan Anderson's NBA team."

Without getting into specific rumors about her daughter, she adds:

"Gia liked everyone and always found the good in people, however there were acquaintances she had disassociated with whom are now speaking as her close friends."

She then called out one individual in particular:

"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."

"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. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in another official statement once confirmed."



Gia Allemand Biography

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Gia Allemand is a swimsuit model from New York, N.Y. She is vying for the heart of Jake Pavelka on The Bachelor, ABC's long-running... More »
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