Victoria Gotti On Why She Kept The Death of Her Daughter Out of Lifetime Biopic
Victoria Gotti’s life was turned into a Lifetime biopic, which debuted on Saturday. The 56 year old recently spoke to People on why she fought hard with executives to avoid including the death of her first child Justine out of the movie.
Justine was tragically stillborn nine months after Victoria’s 1984 wedding to now ex-husband Carmine Agnello.
“I didn’t want [that scene] in there,” the reality star confessed. “That was very painful to me. And it’s not about having to explain it or not wanting to explain it — I just felt like it’s mine, not yours. You didn’t know her.”
In the end, Victoria is happy with how the moment is portrayed. “They do it tastefully in the movie,” said Victoria, who went on to have three other children: Carmine Jr., 32, John, 31, and Frankie, 28. “You see birth No. 1 which is bad, and then birth No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 — it’s done that way so it’s like, ‘Oh she has a family now.’ So it’s not so bad. But that’s something I really wanted left out.”
She also cut another scene, that focused on the death of her best fired Roseanne — killed in a car accident. As teenagers, she and Roseanne were prohibited from seeing their boyfriends. The young ladies would sneak out, going to the “outskirts of town to have dinner so no one would see,” Victoria said.
But one night, they were caught by Roseanne’s brother, who took her away in his car. Minutes later, she heard sirens.
Following the sounds, Victoria found the car wreck. Roseanne’s brother had been drinking, she remembered, and had hit a median in the road. Roseanne’s body had flown through the windshield and landed in a tree. Her dismembered leg was on the street.
“I knew from the shoe,” she said emotionally. “I remember looking at the shoe in the street on her leg, knowing it was her. And it just destroyed me.”
Read more at People.