Gia Allemand's Mother Breaks Silence on "Bachelor" Star's Death

By Rebecca Macatee
|  Friday, Aug 16, 2013  |  Updated 11:00 AM EDT
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Allemand's Mother Talks "Bachelor" Star's Death

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Former "Bachelor" contestant Gia Allemand passed away Wednesday Aug. 14, 2013.

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Gia Allemand's mother is breaking her silence about her daughter's tragic death.

In a statement given to E! News, Donna Micheletti makes it clear she doesn't want just anyone speaking on her daughter's behalf.

"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," the late reality star's mom said. "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."

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"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," she continued.

Micheletti said after her daughter's funeral, which will be held at Papavero Funeral Home in Queens, N.Y, sometime next week, she plans "to speak about my dear daughter's life and death, and will do so in an open disclosure way with a trusted media source."

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