Gotti's Book Reveals Mom Stabbed Mafia Don Dad:Report

Victoria concedes her father was head of the Gambino crime family

Sunday, Sep 27, 2009  |  Updated 9:48 AM EDT
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Gotti's Book Reveals Mom Stabbed Mafia Don Dad:Report

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Mafia princess Victoria Gotti is preparing to release a sensational new tell-all about her mafia family, and excerpts of the book were released today in which she reveals that her mom once stabbed her father with a fork during an argument.

Victoria Gotti, daughter of the late mob kingpin John Gotti, said the release of the book, "This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti," was prompted by her brother John "Junior" Gotti's current racketeering trial.

"I remember them screaming at each other, Mom telling Dad to "get out." My siblings and I cowered in the back bedroom for nearly an hour, sensing things were about to get uglier," says the excerpt, printed in the New York Post .
 
The memoir dishes on her parents' abusive childhoods and her father's notorious career in organized crime. She also writes candidly about her traumatizing marriage to a mobster her father warned her against and her father's death in prison, the Post said.

"There were too many episodes and blowups between Mom and Dad to count," the book says.

Most of them arose from my mother's dissatisfaction with the late hours my father kept or the places he frequented or the people he was with. (These three things were all linked, of course.) As an adult, I can now say that I understand what my mother must have felt," she writes.

Victoria concedes her father was head of the Gambino crime family, the nation's most powerful mob syndicate. But, when she was asked if he ordered the assassination of his predecessor, Paul Castellano, she said: "Absolutely not."

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