Danielle Staub: "I was Contemplating Killing Myself"

Season 4 Episode 404
Aired on 08/10/2014 | CC tv-14
After being viewed as one of the villains of reality television, Danielle Staub, former cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, decided to step away from the show that made her famous. Viewers had witnessed petty fights, vicious name-calling and endless backstabbing, but Danielle now says that what happened in the aftermath of her appearance was even darker.

"I got broken so bad," she says.

The pain and the public scrutiny became overwhelming, and one weekend, Danielle found herself wondering whether suicide was the answer. In the above video, she describes the day she contemplated killing herself, and tearfully explains the sole reason she didn't go through with it.

Also during her interview, Danielle speaks candidly about another little-known aspect of her life: her past as an alleged call girl.

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