Mob Widows Cry Foul Over “Mob Daughter” Book

A new book by the daughter of snitching sociopath Sammy the Bull Gravano has the families of her father’s victims – including one woman who lives in Bensonhurst – up in arms.

Karen Gravano is also one of the four main cast members of trashy VH1 reality show Mob Wives.

Between the TV show and book, nine families of Gravano’s victims are hoping to get the existing laws changed so that people like his daughter Karen will no longer be able to profit from their relatives’ misdeeds.

The same group of victims’ families, through legal action under the so-called ‘Son of Sam’ law, saw more than $400,000 from Salvatore Gravano’s own 1997 memoir, Underboss, writes SILive. Karen Gravano’s new book Mob Daughter has many of them wishing they could do the same to her.

“I’ve had it, I’ve really had it,” said Lynda Milito of Florida, the widow of Gambino capo Louie Milito, who authored her own 2003 tell-all “Mafia Wife: My Story of Love, Murder and Madness.” Ms. Milito insists she never profited her husband’s underworld activities, because she supported herself and her children as a real estate agent.

Rosanna Massa, the sister of one of Gravano’s victims and a Bensonhurst resident, told SILive that the book release has reopened old wounds.

“My brother was killed once in real life;  my brother was killed in Sammy’s book. My brother was killed in her book. Enough is enough,” said Rosanne Massa, of Bensonhurst, about her brother, Michael Debatt — a good kid, she said who went to Catholic High School, and played football on scholarship and then sadly got wrapped up in that world and murdered by Gravano in 1987. “The ‘Son of Sam’ Law should be amended so no family member of that criminal should be able to profit.”

As with most reality TV personalities, many who claim to find Karen Gravano abhorrent still manage to catch her in action on Mob Wives every Sunday night.

The allure of “the lifestyle”, as it’s called by Karen on the show, seems to even have some of the potential plaintiffs tuning in.

Massa told reporters that despite the bitter history, she still watches Mob Wives religiously.

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  1. Don’t want to read about a family member getting whacked? Then don’t read the damn book!

    Who cares what people do in our Country! Its people like this pushing for laws that limit our freedom that will one day open doors for other limitations for us all! I think its more about “hating” then it is about really caring who’s getting paid. They hate that someone else is making money and getting attention. If anyone should get a life, its these people fighting for this Son of Sam law crap!

  2. Oh get over it! Harsh i know but this woman was a victim too. She was raised in that family, she didn’t choose to. She is not her father and her book is about how her life was as she was growing up. If this book is going to hurt families of victims then they shouldn’t read it. simple!

  3. DEAD OR ALIVE THEY WERE ALL CRIMMANALS SO STOP CRYING IF YOU WANNA MAKE SOME MONEY WRITE YOUR OWN BOOK ABOUT YOUR LOWLIFE RELATIVES STOP THE BULLSHIT THAT YOU MADE NO MONEY AND HE WAS THE POOR INNOCENT VICTIM I GREW UP ON 18TH AVE AND YOUR ALL FULL OF SHIT YOU DID WHAT U DID TO MAKE MONEY KNOW YOU WANNA CRY INNOCENT

  4. She DID and STILL chooses to bank on her baby OG status as she has her whole life. She and David had a heated debate on the show over WHO was more GANGSTER!! Be real…she loves the lifestyle and proud of the position her dad held in Cosa Nostra. I will NEVER read her toiletpaper – back novel

  5. Amen, Tess. You said it so eloquently. Karen would be a bigger “nobody” than she already is if she stopped clinging to the absurd PRIDE she obviously has in her father’s status as a serial killer. “Check my bloodline, bitch!” was her statement on her TV show to Drita. Like she’s some kind of ‘scary’ person because her father used to be. Good grief. My father is a pilot. I don’t think that in any way qualifies me to claim any skills as an aviator. It is sad that the biggest thing she feels she has to be proud of is that her father was a notorious murder. She’s too ignorant to realize that she ought to hang her head in shame when his name is mentioned, too ignorant to concern herself with her father’s victims’ families. And she damn sure is too ignorant to realize that she ought to give a crap that her daughter does NOT want to move to NYC to live with her. Any intelligent, caring and unselfish mother would accept that perhaps being right in the middle of all the turmoil Karen loves to generate is perhaps not the best environment for her daughter to come to age in. Drita has more class in her little toenail than Karen has in her whole body….and that’s saying something considering the grotesquely large breasts she loves to flaunt. I believe it there were 6 feet of snow on the ground, she’d be wearing a low cut blouse, trying to push those monsters on any poor unsuspecting pair of eyes she could find. She makes my skin crawl. Complete and total loser, IMO. That poor child of hers….even Karen had a decent mother to anchor herself to—what does Karina have?

  6. WELL..after more viewings of her. I REALLY cannot stand her! At first I thought she was TRYING to do a good thing, BUT I must have had those rose tinted glasses on because right now I cannot stand her and YES she is just after the money.

  7. I just wanted to believe that a good, honest, normal and empathic person could have come from that family. I come from a bad family yet I turned out broken, torn, scared, worried and all that jazz, BUT I think I am one of the most patient, loving, caring, thoughtful, empathic, generous people I know! I have flaws and struggle with certain things yet I am, a survivor of rape AND sexual abuse as a child. So for me I ALWAYS try to look for the good in everyone, I never brand anyone guilty before they are convicted as guilty and I think this is one of my biggest flaws and I think this is what happened here.

    I feel like the BIGGEST fool ever for my 1st comment. BUT…hey hop..we all learn from out mistakes. And I do have to admit that I really do wish that it was a good person coming from a good place telling her story about how she grew up in a Mob family, because even though Karen is a terrible example, there must be some VERY innocent people out there who ARE caring and ARE thoughtful, and who9 DO care about the mob victims, who really do want to tel their story. … Not all of them agree with it and not all of them wanted to be part of that life…Maybe that’s why they haven’t come forward…because they are outcasts. x

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