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Danielle Staub QUITS Stripping -- I Need Mental Help

5/19/2011 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Danielle Staub says she has officially quit her new job as a stripper -- and has reached out to Dr. Drew Pinsky to help resolve her psychological problems.

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TMZ broke the story ... Staub signed a 3-year deal with Scores Gentlemen's Club in NYC recently ... but after we posted the photos, Danielle had a change of heart.

Staub tells People.com, "I have addictions with love and low self-esteem, and I need help!"

She added, "My low self-esteem derived from childhood sexual abuse and has messed with my mind and self-worth, and over the years I thought about getting help but pushed it deep into the depths of denial."

"For years I have had the suicide hotline on my cell phone and would like nothing more than to free myself from this constant pressure."

"Seeing how I have hurt myself and my family this time, I can no longer push it behind me."

 So far, no word if Dr. Drew will meet with Staub.


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Maverick    

Why would you reach out to a celebrity psychologist who has his own TV show? Hmmmm.

I hope she does get some help. No doubt that she has some real issues as a result of her childhood trauma. But cut the crap. If you really want help, go to a real psychologist.

1150 days ago
17.

team manzo    

addiction to reality tv? ummm yeah i think so. skank.

1150 days ago
18.

karlew    

Dr Drew? Really? A fame whore for another fame whore. If she's serious she should get a real doctor and not this wanna be celebrity quack

1150 days ago
19.

Puckett    

She probably approached "doctor" Drew and they started brainstorming what she could possibly need fake reality tv rehab for, because he really really wants her on his reality show...when Stuab mentioned that she has this ludicrous offer on the table from Scores and the rest is history!

Just sayin'...

1150 days ago
20.

aquanet    

more attention whoring.....

you are right about needing mental help though

1150 days ago
21.

Preston    

Even a deaf, dumb, and blind moron could see this is all an attempt by Danielle to find a way to stay in the media spotlight. Every since she was fired by Bravo she has done everything to get her own show or get onto another reality show. Her 15 minutes is up...... if all the media would ignore her, isolate her from such publicity as this stunt, maybe she would finally just go away. That's all we want..... you don't have to die, JUST GO AWAY!

1150 days ago
22.

B    

A) No one cares, and B) Of course he'll meet with her. She'll be the one and only cast member for the next season of "Celebrity Rehab"

1150 days ago
23.

Kiko    

Well now that Dr. Drew is done healing Jeff Conaway, I suppose he does have the time to take on Ms. Staub now. Success breeds success!

1150 days ago
24.

Puckett    

Well at least the Gentlemen who visit Scores can breath a huge sigh of relief.

1150 days ago
25.

Sandra     

Another pathetic attempt to get back on television!!! Please enough of this fame seeker!!

1150 days ago
26.

Puckett    

Danielle open a website. There's plenty of pedos who will pay you to amuse them with stories of your childhood sexual abuse, even if you are making most of them up.

1150 days ago
27.

Superman    

I hate 'reality' shows soooooooooooooo much!!!

1150 days ago
28.

tiff    


@justsaying Geez! Not again. Is there one.......just one.....white female who wasn't sexually molested as a child


Not if therapists get involved. I finally gave up on therapy because if you are a woman you are very, very strongly encouraged to find sexual abuse in your past. “Maybe you didn’t recognize it as sexual at the time” is a favorite mantra. Um, no I didn’t recognize it as sexual at the time because it wasn’t! Nothing ever happened. If I ever met one freaking therapist who didn’t assume I was a victim of SOMETHING because I’m a woman maybe I’d be able to figure out why I’m really crazy but female “victimhood” is a major industry and there is way too much at stake to ditch it just because it’s not actually true much of the time.

1150 days ago
29.

Brian    

Id hit that... More ways than one

1150 days ago
30.

Bippy    

HOW ABOUT SOME MORE DRUGS - A FACE TRANSPLANT AND THEN SIX FEET UNDER - MAKE YA WONDER WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE ALIVE!!

1150 days ago
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