After the shocking death of “Bachelor” star Gia Allemand this week, the mother of the reality star is warning fans and media not to trust people claiming to be her friend.
In a statement given to E! News, mother Donna Micheletti said that certain people were taking advantage of the star’s death in order to grab attention.
“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,” Micheletti said. “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 goes on to point the finger directly at one person in particular.
“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,” Micheletti said. “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.”
Ferriolo was interviewed by the Daily News, telling them that Allemand “sounded stuffy” the night before her death and suggested that she had been crying.
On Monday night, Allemand was found at her New Orleans home after an apparent suicide attempt. She was rushed to the hospital, where she passed away when she was removed from life support after doctors determined that she had suffered a critical loss of brain and organ function.