The verdict is in: Anderson Cooper is not Team Teresa.
"You seem really mean," Anderson Cooper said to "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Teresa Giudic during his show "Anderson Live" last night.
He then went ahead and showed a clip of the reunion special, which begins on Sunday, commenting on Caroline Manzo's blubber and revealing she had a tummy tuck and saying Manzo should get fillers.
Cooper then asked "why do you want to be that person?"
Giudice explained, "I'm not that person, but you have to understand ... at the reunion show I had four women attacking me. I did nothing to any of them."
After Cooper chastized her for saying that to Manzo, she said, "Do you want to know what you said to me?"
"I don't care," he said. "You're not 12 years old."
She explained that she had to defend herself because she keeps getting attacked, to which Cooper responded, "So, you're saying you're the victim all the time?"
Jacqueline Laurita had previously been on his show insinuating that Teresa had not been supportive when her son had been diagnosed with Autism.
"She was a friend, how could you not have called her?" Anderson asked.
"I did reach out to her, I texted her," Giudice said. She claimed she had texted Giudice, "I'm sorry to hear about your son. Hope all goes well."
Cooper then asked, "Why not pick up a phone?"
"It's gone further than that. If I show you the texts she sent to me it's like ... If it keeps going, eventually I am going to go to the cops because I want her to leave me alone. I did nothing to her. When I get texts from her I get chills throughout my body because I am like 'why?' I haven't spoken to her in a year. I never reach out to her."
Cooper then said, "Her child has Autism. Who cares about a stupid reality show, at this point. This is real life."
"You know what we're at two different places, I'm in a good place right now.... trust me I did reach out to her. And that's all I can say," Giudice responded.
Laurita took to Twitter to ask for a (somewhat) peace agreement, "Teresa shouldn't go on TV to say I'm threatening her unless she wants a defamation suit against her. I've tried2get her to stop& she doesn't. ... Let's make a deal @teresa_giudice I won't interfere in your life if you'll stop interfering in mine. Lets keep each other's name out of our mouths."
However, before this Laurita tweeted snapshots of texts she had sent to Giudice asking "Is this threatening?" for a series of tweets expressing how bad she felt when the scene aired in which Giudice's husband, Joe, called her nasty names.
Then she showed one harsh tweet she sent Giudice writing, "Oh,ok, maybe this one when I heard she was bashing me2some1 trying2 help my child!" The text read, "This is help for MY CHILD you are interfering with!! Shame on you!"
After the series of pictures, she then wrote, "Sorry, lol, I was having a moment. It's all good now. I get frustrated sometimes. ... I am REALLY looking forward for this 3 part reunion to be over. Really. It's been very stressful 2 rehash this all."
As for a spin-off show surrounding her family, Teresa claimed that it was not in the works but expressed that she would like to do a show that revolves around her cooking.
Cooper asked Giudice why she would allow herself to be portrayed negatively on the show. Giudice then asked if he watched "Celebrity Apprentice," trying to prove the point that she is not the villain.
The TV show host cut her off and said he refuses to watch "Celebrity Apprentice".
Giudice fans were outraged by Cooper's interviewing. Priscilla DiStasio, Teresa's make-up artist, took to Twitter : "@andersoncooper @andersonlive @Teresa_Giudice was such a huge fan and viewer of u Anderson until u attacked Teresa based on a tv clip. how can Andy question why or how tre contacted jaqueline. She is in her passed and is cruel To @Teresa_Giudice jaquleine should. E lucky she even texted her after what she has done to Teresa! Facts need to be put out there already! anderson try to find the good in Teresa before u attack" .. #in shock!"
However, Giudice will return on "Anderson Live" today (Sept. 27). The preview for her follow-up appearance says: "'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' star TERESA GIUDICE (@Teresa_Giudice) returns to address the controversy surrounding her appearance on Wednesday and her feud with "Real Housewives" stars Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo. Teresa breaks her silence about the Twitter war that erupted after she appeared on 'Anderson Live.'"