September 25, 2009, - 12:18 pm
This must be “I Need Money, So I’ll Make a Shocking Confession (Buy My Book!) Week.” Only in this case, most of the confession ain’t that shocking.
First, it was has-been actress and eternal coke addict Mackenzie Phillips telling us how she had a loving sexual relationship with dear old dad, who might have made her pregnant.
Now, Victoria Gotti–’memba her?–needs cash and wants to save her pretentious, garish mansion. So, this daughter of late mobster John Gotti tells us that, yes, her father was a mobster, a bad man, and had people murdered. No kidding? Gee, thanks for the tip. Well, she doesn’t actually tell us. She tells it in one of those memoir books that won’t sell unless you make a shocking revelation and pimp it all over TV. In this case, the book is, “This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti.” And I doubt the stuff that would really be interesting is in there. You can bet the other criminal stuff she knows about–and may have participated in–isn’t revealed by the zaftig Donatella Versace lookalike. And I’m sure she doesn’t spill enough on her Dapper Don dad.
Still, here’s the part that should get her locked up in prison: Ms. Gotti tells us that she got her father to make someone “disappear.” Now, the Mafia princess calls her father “wicked” for doing this, but she’s still lily white (and peroxide blonde), she wants us to know.
Let me guess: CBS’ parent company owns her book publisher? Hmm . . . when she lived that lifestyle, herself, we heard none of this from her.
“How can anybody worship that life? How could anybody think there was any glory in that life? … I would lie awake nights and cry. ‘Is my dad gonna come home? Is he gonna go to jail again? … Is he going to get hurt? Is he gonna get killed?’ ”
John Gotti, who died of cancer in prison in 2002, finally lost his nickname as the Teflon Don in 1992, when he was convicted of 13 murders, including the slaying of his predecessor, Paul Castellano, outside a New York steakhouse. But Gotti had been fingered as the mastermind behind many more, such as the 1980 disappearance and apparent murder of a neighbor who accidentally ran over and killed Gotti’s 12-year-old son Frank.
It was in that latter case that Victoria claims she demanded that her father exact “justice,” according to 48 Hours Mystery.
“You’re supposed to be a tough guy. How can you let somebody kill my brother?” she says she told her father. “And he just looked at me and he said, ‘It was an accident.’ “
Um, if you insisted that your father “rub someone out” and he did it and you knew about it, don’t you think that makes you an accessory to murder?
Let’s hope this eternally cheesy and now deposed Cosa Nostra queen gets charged with something. I can think of several crimes she committed here, for which the statute of limitations may not yet have expired.
And, for certain, her career as a New York Post columnist and frequent FOX News personality–both of which she was in the past–should be finished permanently. Unfortunately, that’s not an offer the “conservatives” at News Corp. can’t refuse. And I guarantee she’ll be on the FOX News airwaves real soon, promoting her book.
That’s the nauseating part. But, hey, she’s in good company, since FOX News repeatedly gives a forum to Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Pat Buchanan. Why not add in a Gotti accessoratrix to murder for good measure?
How long ’til she’s on Sean Vannity’s show? Counting the seconds. And maybe another Gotti reality show with her metrosexual boys is in the works. Call it “Going Broke Gotti.”
This woman has built a lifestyle on tacky, so why stop now?
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