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Amber Marchese

Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Amber Marchese is speaking out for the first time since her husband James Marchese was arrested for alleged domestic violence at LAX.

Amber shared a statement via her rep, denying what is being said about Jim’s arrest. She swears he didn’t lay a hand on her and they had no idea why they were being ejected from the flight.

Amber starts out, “Domestic violence is not a joke, and having my husband be accused of such a heinous act is not only hurtful but damaging personally, emotionally and professionally.” 

Marchese swears they were playing around and packing on PDA, “I would never let myself be a victim of anything or anyone. Jim and I were on our way back from LA on a “red eye” after filming a new TV project. We were actually talking about hooking up and joining the “mile high” club. Some heavy PDA was involved, just the opposite of what certain people reported they saw.” 

She says Jim was sleeping and she was enjoying some wine when they were booted from the flight, “After that brief bit of fun between us we prepared for takeoff and I ordered a glass of white wine. I was peacefully sipping my wine and Jim was sleeping when we were asked to leave the plane. Confused and scared our first thoughts were “did something happen to our kids???” No explanations or answers were given to our questions and we were immediately separated.” 

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Amber continues, “All I wanted was my husband Jim so we could figure out what happened and how to help the authorities by answering  any questions. All Jim wanted was to make sure I was OK. We asked why we’re being removed from the plane. We complied with everyone involved from the flight attendant to the authorities. Through this entire stressful situation my husband was nothing but a gentleman and never once lost his composure.”

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She is adamant that there was no domestic violence incident, “To be crystal clear there was no complaint of domestic violence, signs of distress or request for assistance made by myself and there was no wrong doing by my husband. At no time did my husband ever choke me or threaten me in any way shape or form. Jim and I have been married for 10 years and he has always treated me like gold and we have a beautiful relationship and a wonderful life. Every relationship has flaws and we are not perfect BUT these reports are undeniably false and disgusting.”

I thought by now someone would cough up a video of the alleged incident, but so far no go!

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