star Gia Allemand passed away Wednesday in New Orleans after being discovered Monday by her boyfriend -- NBA Basketball Player Ryan Anderson -- following an apparent suicide attempt. She remained in the hospital unconscious in critical condition and on life support until her death on Wednesday.
On Friday, her mother broke her silence on the shocking death in a statement to media outlets.
"There are numerous statements and theories in the media regarding Gia's death and her life that refer to sources close to Gia or friends of hers. As her mother, I am well aware of Gia's close friends and her best friends, and I am personally going on record to refute all statements to the media out there thus far, with the exception of official statements we have released through publicist Penelope Jean Hayes, and those jointly with Ryan Anderson’s NBA team representation."
According to her mother, Gia "always found the good in people," but she also had certain acquaintances "she had disassociated with" who have now purported in the media to be her close friends since her passing.