Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mob Wives Chicago: Renee Called "Joke" By Cousin!

Uncle John's family is unhappy with Renee...


And the controversy begins...

Cousin James and son of John Fecarotta speaks out

A CBS reporter was contacted by James Fecarotta, son of mobster John Fecarotta, to express his outrage at his cousin, Renee Fecarotta, cast member of the new series Mob Wives Chicago. James says that his father was brutally murdered in 1986 and his cousin, Renee, who had little to do with her uncle, is now use her family connection to him to make money. James is mainly upset because the reality series is making the family relive the circumstances of his father's death. James claims that cousin Renee changed her named from Renee Russo to Renee Fecarotta Russo for purposes of the show.

John Fecarotta killed in 1986

In the interview, James says that his father was the victim of a crime. He has no idea why his father was killed. He says his father moved the family away from the Italian neighborhood they lived in years before his murder and that his father made his living from his own restaurants. Now James is angry that Renee, who says she was raised and mentored by her uncle John in her VH1 bio, and even changed her name, is trying to cash in on his father's memory. James says Renee's portrayal of her relation with his father is "a joke."  He says she wasn't even a close part of the Fecarotta family. James says this is causing the rest of the family pain, including his own children, who are now being teased at school about their last name.

Renee and others from the show have been contacted, but refused to comment.

I am not able to embed the video, but if you want to see the entire interview with James Fecarotta, and I suggest you do, please go to this link: James Fecarotta Interview About Renee



27 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it's shameful that Renee would use her dead uncles name to mke money and get famous! I, for one will NOT watch the show! It's disgraceful and in very BAD taste! The family(real family) has every right to be upset and outraged! What ever happened to family loyalty??? Evidently James is dead on with the fact that Renee did not really know her uncle and was certainly not close to him in any way or she would know a thing or two about family and loyalty!!! And when it has a negative affect on the children it's really disguisting!!! Get a freaking life Renee!!! Stop hurting people who don't deserve it and have obviously been thru ENOUGH!!!

Kathy cummings said...

Wow!!! This just took an interesting turn. Though I know family members of the original cast weren't happy I have yet to hear any of them publicly talk about it. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Thanks for the info

Anonymous said...

What this guy is trying to say is bullshit. He may be able to try to convince people what he is saying is true, but those of us from the neighborhood know better. Cmon man we are all not stupid and us neighborhood people know better! A restarauntour...hahahahahahahahaha

Casey said...

LOL! I was just looking to see if this was posted yet. I should know by now, you guys always have the latest news! :)

CBS had it on the news last night. It was just a matter of time........

Lorrie said...

Shame on you Renee Russo for having no respect for the entire family with your lies & blatant disrespect. HOW OLD WERE YOU IN 1986? I PERSONALLY RESENT YOU BRINGING PAIN TO MY AUNT & MY COUSINS with your BS & exploitation of the name for money.What do your children think & what would your mother say of dragging her brothers traggedy in the Circus lights? SHAME ON YOU RENEE RUSSO.NO RESPECT,EVEN FOR YOURSELF.

Mob Mistress said...

Renee Fecarotta Russo is the alleged mobster's niece. I don't understand how she is exactly disrespecting his memory.

Her mother is a Fecarotta.

Lorrie said...

@mob mistress,you answered your own question.

Mob Mistress said...

I don't see how her appearing on a show is disrespecting anyone. No one has seen it yet!

Her mother is a Fecarotta which means she is of Fecarotta blood.

Becky said...

They're mad they don't have their own show. He solicited the news to get this story. No one went looking for it. If his kids are being harmed; why go make a BIGGER deal out of it? Seems fishy!

Jane Doe Martini said...

Interesting....I think it's not necessarily the show in itself that has the family mad but if she's saying she was close to her uncle and this and that when there was no relationship...I can see how the family would be pissed.

Julie M. said...

It sounds like it could be more publicity for the show(?) .....regardless I will be watching!

Kel said...

Holy crap! The show hasn't even started yet. I think maybe shse should be the benefit of the doubt. However, I don't really know enough of the backround. I can understand his family's point of view, but if it's her uncle, the it's part of her life too. I don't know. I think at the end of the day, this is all just giving the show some good exposure. I trust in JG and trsut that she's delivering a good show.

Chiara Soprano said...

Kel is right, this is just giving Renee a lot more exposure and publicity...free publicity.

Kel said...

Thanks Chiara. I do have to say though that out of all the Chicago Mob Wives so far, Nora definitely has my attention. From the moment I read the interview you did with her I liked her. She seems very straight forward and I like that. The fact that she has pursued an education also makes me respect her a lot, as she seems to have worked hard to make herself and her father proud.

Mob Mistress said...

One side of my family turned against me as child. I was close to one uncle from that side of the family. The other members did not know.

If I were a person of interest (which I am not) those same family members would scream from the rooftops I was not close to my uncle.

Yet, we were very close. Families do not know everything. They could be right. Then again maybe John Fecarotta had a special relationship with his niece that many were unaware of.

If the Fecarotta family is telling the truth, eventually it will be revealed. If Renee Fecarotta is telling the truth, the individual with the ability to verify their relationship has passed away.

I'm not buying he was just in the restaurant business. From researching some of the families Facebook pages I believe they knew he was more than they are claiming now. That's my opinion at this point.

Carmela Corleone said...

Well spoken Mob Mistress-families DO NOT know everything. She is certainly stirring my interest.

Anonymous said...

The point is that not only is she lying about her ties with the Uncle. Yes she is related, but she did not have that close of a bond with him, or any for that. Same for that Leah Disimone, her Father is not connected to anyone except he is a retired painter, and bus driver. I saw a couple of guys approach him at pompei and ask him whats wrong with him? He quickly replied... Ahhh it's just for T.V really, they asked Leah to get me on the show! Now you do not know who I am and I know a lot more than you do, and I live here, born and raised! Leahs Father knows not to lie to the faces of the men that confronted him. He seemed a little scared. Now these people need to get their facts right. Leah's Father was very quick to reply... The producers of the show asked leah to have me on there! " I was only trying to help my Daughter get a start in television! Just a joke guy's! They did not seem to find it very funny. It is your job to back the show and defend them. When confronted, William Disimone, Leah's Father did not seem to wat any grief with these guys. So who's lying?

Anonymous said...

Of course you will not approve my comment, because I am not a liar! You guy's don't want people to know the truth.

Anonymous said...

Nice attempt at reverse psychology. It appears the family is angered because the cousin is in the spotlight making money off the story, instead of them. However, all the publicity is only bringing more attention to the family and to the show. Nothing like free advertisement.

Mob Mistress said...

"William" or whoever you are. Who are we that we don't want people to know the truth?

You have your opinion based upon your life experience, fact and/or gossip.

Each of us have our opinions based upon our life experience, fact and/or gossip.

You post in the morning before the roosters even f*cking wake up. You write a comment & two minutes late state, "... I know you won't post..." You don't know a f*cking thing about Chiara and me. Therefore shut the f*ck up in regards to us. As far as what you allegedly know about Mob Wives cool. Please don't come on my site telling me anything about me or my future actions because I have a life and don't sit around moderating a site which is a hobby all day.

Lorrie said...

@mob mistress,the point trying to be made by the relatives of the "alleged "connected or not,is that the grief turmoil & shame shedding a trashy light on the families is in very poor taste,no class no dignity,no regard or respect for anything but I guess in the world you live or dwell in is just nothing more than making a Buck at anyone's expense, God is not the Almighty Dollar.I don't know you, you don't know us or our struggles with grief & pain.Please try & understand. WHAT ABOUT HONOR LOYALTY,what about Peace amongst the families everyone wants Peace,except maybe those with a Evil heart or Vendetta.

Mob Mistress said...

Lorrie,

What you and those with a comprehension problem don't seem to understand it that if John Fecarotta was a criminal that was in poor taste. I don't particularly think those who partake in stealing from honest working people, injuring or murdering over money are exactly class acts. I understand their families may be ignorant, delusional, in denial over their loved ones crimes. Doesn't mean the rest of the world has to stick our heads in the sand. By the way, I haven't even researched the Mr. Fecarotta fully because I have a life to live. Would I bet my life he was a mobster? No Have people laugh at his son claiming he was JUST in the restaurant business? Hell yes.

You people who are up in arms about Renee using name of a bloodline she is a part of seem RIDICULOUS to many. She can legally change her name to Umpty Scrunch if she wants to! If she is representing a close relationship that didn't exist... THAT'S ON HER. People complaining about her choice of name makes the family look petty & messy. Trust y'all don't need Renee to make you look bad. Some alleged members of the family is doing rather well online. What do you want from us? What is your point? By the way, appearing on the news just made some individuals who would've never tune into Mob Wives Chicago set the television reminders for it's premiere episode. You just gave Renee F. & Mob Wives Chicago free promotion. The news clip was better than any darn promotion commercial.

Then your disrespectful ass comes on OUR SITE again after you clearly read about "William's" eTantrum because his comment wasn't posted immediately. I respond in kind. I clearly state NONE OF YOU KNOW US.

Let me tell you something about me. I am a retired veteran. Don't you ever come on my site talking about I'm about making a buck at anyone's expense. My husband and I have worked hard for everything we have.. no protection money, no loansharking, no selling drugs, extortion, etc. Please don't tell me about my values.

So I tell you what! We've been kindly posting the majority of the respectful comments because there are always other's opinions & knowledge. What I'm not going to do in regards to posting your comments if you continue to disrespect us. You know that word respect?

Just the other night someone claiming to be a REAL FECAROTTA came out me sideways when I was being nothing more that respectful & considerate about the situation. So since you & others can't get it, DON'T F*CKING TRY TO COMMENT IF YOU DON'T KNOW RESPECT IS A TWO WAY STREET. You get what you give.

Anonymous said...

Excerpt from your post Mistress: "RESPECT IS A TWO WAY STREET. You get what you give"---Not a concept that is easily grasped by those with the mentality that the lifestyle they are accustomed to is acceptable to the broader society. Learned behavior takes a lot of professional guidance & coaching at a very early age to overcome. We all know there are those in life that lead a delusional lifestyle, when deep down they know the real truth. And, when others don't readily buy into their story, they go on the attack & try to strong-arm others, especially women. It is amazing how some can glorify the image that the movie “The Godfather” & “The Sopranos” gave Italians, but when they are put in the spotlight they cry “Victim”.

Anonymous said...

As I recall in my everyday life growing up Renee Fowler was not in it and trust me I was closer to big john then anyone growing up with him in there everyday life. Nice try tho Renee. As for the children that were supposedly moved to a different location because of all of this by Jimmy nice try also James they were placed with there grandmother temporarily by there reel father who loves them very much. thank you from one of the real and true loyal ones!

Tired of the Lies said...

Considering you were so close to John can you list his victims? Did you wipe his ass when he shat. No one knows everything & every move & every relationship.

Anonymous said...

Look I don't know Renee or any of the family, but I can see where they are coming from. With the exception of the one commenter on here, it looks like Lorrie and the others were showing respect in their comments (which were against Renee, not against this site in particular) yet they were met with hostility and anger in the defense of a woman (Renee) that none of us know. What I am getting from all of this is: If Renee is indeed lying about her relationship with her uncle James, why should we believe that he was even associated with the mob? There's no proof that this guy was a mobster. Coming from an area with a heavy mafia presence myself, I have heard of entirely innocent restaurant owners being murdered because they would NOT associate with the mob (i.e. not pay "protection money). There is a chance that this this man was indeed more of a restaurant owner than mobster, and yeah if that is the case then I think it is completely disrespectful to the family for Renee to now claim that this man was a mobster purely so she can appear on a TV show. I would hate to see one of my deceased family member's name drug through the mud years later and have a bunch of people thinking that person was a criminal if they weren't. Nothing wrong with a family trying to clear their relative's name and just because I am a fan of of the Mob Wives show does not mean that I am automatically going to believe everything that everyone on that show says. If Renee is lying, then the family has every right to be outraged and I do not blame them. Like I said, I don't any of these people and I don't know if Renee is lying or not, but either way I don't think the families' arguments should be swept to the side just because we want to believe that Renee is telling the truth because it makes for better TV.

Anonymous said...

I was and always will be the closest son of my father and in my everyday life with him I do not recall Renee Fowler(wanna be Renee Fecarotta) in it. Talk the talk! I walked the walk! And Franky Fowler why don't u come see me like I asked week b#$ch