UPDATE 9/16/2013 10:05 a.m. ET: Wetpaint Entertainment spoke exclusively with Melissa Gorga who corrected the claim saying Penny and Johnny will, in fact, be in the finale.
ORIGINAL STORY 9/9/2013 1:00 p.m. ET: We know reality television isn't always 100 percent real, but we didn't realize how far producers would go to tell a completely different story from the truth. According to source for All About the Real Housewives, Bravo edited the Season 5 finale of the Real Housewives of New Jersey so much, it's practically unrecognizable from what actually happened.
We all heard the story of how Joe Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, and her hubby, Chris Laurita, beat up Johnny the Greek at Kim D.'s Posche 2 opening party. The brawl broke out over things being said about Melissa Gorga. For once, it appears that Teresa Giudice wasn't the source, but rather Johnny's wife, Penny.
But, here's the kicker: We won't be seeing Johnny or his wife Penny at all during the finale. Instead, Caroline Manzo will be pointing her finger at Kim D., even though her argument was actually with Penny.
The AATRH source claims, “The brawl was originally supposed to air with Johnny but after he filed charges, Bravo completely edited both Penny and Johnny out of the season finale. At one point, Caroline says something along the lines of ‘this is all your fault. Are you happy with what you did to this family?’ Referring to Teresa and Melissa’s relationship and the camera points to Kim D. Caroline was originally saying this to Penny but because Penny was edited out, Bravo wanted to make it as if Kim D and Caroline are arguing.”
The source added, “Penny who didn’t plan on feuding with Caroline fought back and accused Caroline’s husband Albert of cheating on Caroline for the past 5 years. Bravo also edited this part out. The finale is going to look as if the arguments that were originally going on with Penny are actually Kim D. Bravo felt like they had no choice with all the legal issues going on.”
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Source: All About the Real Housewives