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'NJ Housewife' -- Reality Show Good, Sex Tape Bad

6/24/2009 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Danielle Staub"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Danielle Staub has no problem putting the most intimate moments of her life on display for the world to see -- except for when she's getting intimate.

Staub is trying to block the release of a sex tape her former boyfriend is trying to sell. Her lawyer filed a complaint today in Passaic County Superior Court alleging Stephen Zalewski, who also appeared on the reality show, invaded her privacy and has caused her and her young daughters emotional distress.

Also causing Staub's young children emotional distress -- seeing their mother on "Real Housewives of New Jersey."

Zalewski told Star magazine, "I'm definitely weighing my options as far as selling [the tapes] and getting them out there ... She cost me so much money, why shouldn't I make a few dollars?"

UPDATE -- Staub won round one. A judge granted a temporary injunction against the tape. The order could become permanent at a hearing next month.

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babs    

holy cow. the girls' dad is not the man who danielle accuses of beating her, if that is true. if he has not petitioned the court for full custody, where are their grandparents? someone must care about them. danielle needs to be committed so that she can finally get some help. the book was not even about her, except for a short reference to her ex-husband;s relationship with her. the rest of the participants on this show are fun and interesting. she needs to go.

1776 days ago
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Marisa    

go back under your rock, danielle. as embarrassing as it can be, watching their antics (and grammar,)being an Italian myself. You can't help say that Caroline was right on. We know our skanks.
now, maybe her kids can stop throwing ham. what the hell is that about!?

1495 days ago
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mary    

Of cource steve wants to sell the tape, he's skanky Joe's friend

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