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Karen Gravano Goes Toe-To-Toe With George Stephanopolous in ABC Interview

Karen Gravano Goes Toe-To-Toe With George Stephanopolous in ABC Interview

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Karen Gravano appears on television to push her new book "Mob Princess."
Karen Gravano appears on television to push her new book "Mob Princess."

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Joe Bruno on the Mob
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Karen Gravano Goes Toe-to-Toe With George Stephanopolous in ABC Interview
I guess people would do almost anything to sell a book, but it was a little strange watching “MobWives” star Karen Gravano try to defend herself and her
former lifestyle while being grilled by ABC newscommentator George Stephanopolous in a recent TV interview.In this interview, which took place on 2/14/2012, Stephanopolous seemed a little peeved at hisperception that Karen Gravano seemed more upset about the fact that her father became a rat, thanshe did at the fact that her father admitted being involved in 19 murders, including the murder of her
uncle, her mother’s brother Nicholas Scibetta.
 Karen Gravano tap-danced around the notion, saying
“I was
disgusted at the entire life myfather was involved in. The life all around him was bad. My father was going against everything hebelieved in and everything he told me to believe in (when he became an
FBI Informant).”
 Amazingly, after Sammy Gravano admitted in court he was involved in 19 murders, he got ameasly five years in prison. After his released, he took his wife, daughter and son to Arizona, and gotthem involved in a major ecstasy drug operation . All were arrested. Sammy Gravano got 19 years, hisson got nine years, but his wife and Karen got suspended sentences. Karen said she is living with her 11-year old daughter in Arizona, but is looking to move permanently back to New York and continue hercareer as a businesswoman. In addition to stari
ng on “Mob Wives,” s
he said she presently owns a spaand a skin care line.Good luck with that.However, the main purpose for Karen Gravano appearing for the interview was to plug her new
book “Mob Daughter
 
 –
The Mafia, Sammy the Bull and Me
,” which is
ranked #1 on Amazon.com in the
category “
Organized Crime,
and #443 all the books on Amazon Kindle. Stephanopolous said that the
families of her father’s murder victim were claiming her making money on the book was “blood money.”
 Karen Gravano denied this
, saying, “This is my story. I didn’t commit the crimes. This is a lifestyleall these men chose. As for the family of the victims, we are all victims. My uncle was killed too. I’m
profiting off my life, not the deaths of the people whose murder my father
was involved in. It’s my lifeand I want to shed light on a lifestyle that is so glamorized. If you read my book you’ll see that I’m notglamorizing anything.”
 
It’s an indication of the dumbing
-
down of America that Karen Gravano’s book is such a big hit.
 People love to see a train wreck, or read about people whose lives are a proverbial train wreck. And the
show “Mob Wives
,
a conglomeration of lifestyle train wrecks, is a wonderful advertisement for herbook.

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