Jeff Labrecque
May 19, 2011 AT 02:47 PM EDT

Former star of Real Housewives of New Jersey Danielle Staub, who was photographed dancing at a strip club, told People that she’s walked away from a deal with Scores Gentleman’s Club in New York. “I have addictions with love and low self-esteem, and I need help!” Staub, 48, told the magazine. “My low self-esteem derived from childhood sexual abuse has messed with my mind and self-worth, and over the years I thought about getting help but pushed it deep into the depths of denial.”

Staub, who is currently working on a new VH1 food reality show with Heidi Montag, says she’s seeking help from Dr. Drew Pinsky.

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