|Gia Allemand pictured with her mom Donna|
“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. 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 and always found the good in people, however there were acquaintances that she had disassociated with whom are now speaking as her close friends. I don’t like to give further publicity by mentioning names here, however there is a particular individual* 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. After the funeral, I do intend to speak about my dear daughter’s life and death, and will do so in an open disclosure way with a trusted media source. Thank you for all those truly concerned and God bless.” – Donna Micheletti , mother of Gia Allemand
About Gia Allemand: Gia was an American model, professional ballet dancer, actress, and television personality. Allemand began modeling at a very young age when as a baby she did Johnson & Johnson ads and also appeared as a Gerber Baby. Her life-long modeling career included highly publicized work for Maxim Magazine. In 2010, she appeared on the ABC television shows The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad. Allemand had a great respect for television talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, rooted in their mutual compassion for animals, and she had appeared as a guest in 2010 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. At the age of 29, she passed away in New Orleans on August 14, 2013.