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Gia Allemand’s mother has come forward to release statement refuting many of the stories that have come out following her young daughter’s tragic death.
Allemand’s mother, Donna Micheletti, released a statement through a media representative, People reports, saying, “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. 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.”
Alleged sources have come forward saying that the former Bachelor contestant was struggling as a Christian prior to her death. The source notes that she was also struggling in her relationship with NBA star Ryan Anderson.
Micheletti refutes the alleged source's claims saying, “As her mother, I am well aware of Gia's close friends and her best friends, and I am personally going on record to refute all statements to the media out there thus far with the exception of official statements we have released through publicist Penelope Jean Hayes, and those jointly with Ryan Anderson's NBA team representation.”
"Gia liked everyone,” Micheletti adds, “and always found the good in people, however there were acquaintances that she had disassociated with whom are now speaking as her close friends”
Allemand’s goes on to call out one specific person who, in the media, has referred to herself as one of her daughter’s closest friends.
“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.”
Micheletti did not give specific details as to what Ferriolo has claimed, but explains that once Allemand’s final wishes are fulfilled she plans to “speak about my dear daughter's life and death, and will do so in an open disclosure way with a trusted media source.”