Yet Carone has brushed off the criticism and revealed that she is ‘not concerned at all’ that she may have been infected with COVID-19 after her close contact to Trump’s lawyers
Carone said she would not be quarantining as ordered by the state following the hearing but would do so if the suggestion came directly from Trump.
The mother of two added that she doesn’t know if Giuliani was aware she had only recently finished probation for a charge linked to a sex tape, as revealed by DailyMail.com last week.
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Mellissa Carone, 33, spoke to Inside Edition on Tuesday after she faced intense backlash following her testimony at Trump’s Michigan voter fraud hearing on December 2. She was regarded as the president’s ‘star witness’ despite a judge saying her claims were unfounded
Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani even tried to shush Carone at one point during her 30-minute testimony at the hearing on December 2. Some social media users accused her of being drunk
‘I wasn’t drunk,’ Carone told Inside Edition as she remained unfazed by the criticism she has received. ‘I would swear under oath that I wasn’t drunk.’
‘That’s my personality,’ she explained.
Carone became a viral phenomenon during the hearing on December 2, when she berated Michigan lawmakers while detailing her claims of election fraud while claiming, ‘Democrats ruin your life’.
Giuliani even tried to shush her at one point during her 30-minute testimony, as she asserted: ‘I know what I saw. I know what I saw. If I’m wrong I can go to prison.’
Carone had also lashed out the day following the hearing at suggestions she had been drinking after her belligerent performance, proclaiming: ‘Absolutely not!’
Mellissa Carone posted pictures of herself with Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis. Both have since tested positive for coronavirus put Carone has said she will not quarantine
Carone had also responded to claims on social media that she was drunk
Despite being forced to delete her social media accounts, Carone claimed that she ‘not hurt’ by the backlash during her Inside Edition interview.
She even praised comedian Cecily Strong for her portrayal of her on Saturday Night Live.
‘I think she did a great job,’ she said. ‘I think it was very funny, she looked just like me.’
On Monday, a Michigan health official mandated for Carone to go into quarantine due to her exposure to Giuliani, who has since tested positive for Covid-19.
Carone had only finished probation a few months ago for committing computer crime. She is pictured in her 2019 mugshot
Lawyer Jenna Ellis, who also sat near Carone, revealed on Tuesday that she has since tested positive as well.
Neither of the three wore masks as they interacted during the hearing and posed for photos. Health officials have said they believed Giuliani could have been highly infectious at the time of the hearing.
Despite fears that the hearing has now become a super spreader event and the health department adding a further mandate that ‘anyone who did not wear a face covering during the proceedings’ should quarantine until December 12, Carone has claimed that she has no intention of doing so and will not get tested.
‘I’m not concerned at all, no,’ Carone said when asked about the coronavirus spread at the hearing.
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‘I would take it seriously if it came from Trump, because Trump cares about American lives,’ she claimed, adding that she would also get tested if One America News or Newsmax, networks which are friendly to Trump, advised it.
‘It is not that I don’t believe in getting tested. I don’t trust the tests,’ Carone said.
She added that Giuliani is ‘one of the most respectful, polite, just down-to-earth people I have ever met. He is great’.
Last week, DailyMail.com revealed that Carone had only finished probation a few months ago for committing computer crime.
It stemmed from an incident in November 2018 where she was accused of sending her fiancé’s ex-wife pornographic videos and then attempting to frame her for stealing them.
Carone initially denied to police that she was responsible for the videos but later revealed that she had wanted to send the ex-wife ‘over the top’.
She was sentenced to 12 months of probation for the offense in September 2019, after striking a plea deal with Michigan prosecutors, who in turn dropped a first-degree obscenity charge against her.
Carone told Inside Edition that she was unsure if Giuliani was aware of the charge after it became the latest public blunder for the former New York City mayor.
‘I don’t know that to be a fact,’ Carone said. ‘I don’t know, they never said anything.’
Carone’s fiancé’s ex-wife, pictured, also spoke to Inside Edition about the incident
Carone claimed that it was actually her fiancé, Matthew Stackpoole (pictured with her above), who sent the explicit videos to his ex-wife and that she took a plea deal only because they didn’t want to spend any more time in court. She served 12 months probation
The mother-of-two had struck a plea deal with Michigan prosecutors, who in turn dropped a first degree obscenity charge against her, after she said she sent the videos
Carone also told the Post that she had been hired to to do IT work at Detroit’s main ballot-counting center through a temporary staffing services company. She spent more than 24 hours there over November 3 and 4.
‘I have always been involved in politics,’ she explained to the Post of her decision to take the job.
‘I have very strong political views and morals and I was very interested in that process and I accepted the position. I never expected to walk in there and see what I saw. Never.’
Carone had told the Michigan House Oversight Committee hearing last week about her claims that she saw poll workers running ballots through voting machines ‘thousands of times,’ which a judge had already said was ‘not credible.’
She claimed in testimony that she was unable to get work in the wake of making her claims about election fraud.
Carone, pictured, has claimed she would quarantine if Trump told her that she should
‘My life has been destroyed,’ she said. ‘I’ve lost family, I’ve lost friends. I’ve had to change my phone number. I’ve had to get rid of social media.
‘I can’t even get an actual job anymore because Democrats like to ruin their lives, that’s why, like they did to Trump.’
Carone said she was working as a contractor for Dominion Voting System at the Detroit TCF Center.
She claimed during the hearing that while working as a contractor, workers were shuttled to a facility called the ‘Chicago warehouse’ where she witnessed most of the alleged fraud.
‘I know for a fact that there was illegal activity going on there,’ Carone declared at the hearing, claiming that people had ‘pictures’ of boxes being carried out of the warehouse.
Yet neither she, Giuliani or Ellis produced any evidence of this during the hearing.
During the proceedings on December 2, Carone had also stated: ‘I am a mother, I have two children, I have two degrees. I don’t know any woman in the world that would write an affidavit under oath just to write it. You can go to prison for this.’
Yet it was also later revealed that the University of Michigan at Dearborn, where Carone claimed she had completed one of the degrees on her LinkedIn page, had no records of any student by that name.
‘I do not have a bachelor’s degree … I am about four classes away from it,’ she told the Post of the claim, adding that she did not want to name the school.
And she had also claimed during her testimony to have been laid off by Ford Motor Company in Lansing, but the firm also has no record of her employment, according to the Post.
Carone’s affidavit outlining her accusations of fraud was included in the Michigan lawsuit that the Trump team filed in hopes of stopping the election certification of Wayne County.
Carone is a dedicated Trump supporter, who has posted her support for him on social media for months, called Joe Biden ‘literally mental’ and posting from a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally
Not only was the request denied by a judge, but the same judge said that Carone’s allegations were ‘simply not credible.’
Carone is a dedicated Trump supporter, who has posted her support for him on social media for months, called Joe Biden ‘literally mental’ and demanded the recall of Democratic Michigan governor Meghan Whitmer.
She lives with her fiancé Matthew Stackpoole, 36, in a Wayne County suburb of Michigan, and posted pictures showing her house with Trump-Pence signs.
The couple have a five-month-old daughter together, while she has a three-year-old son from a previous relationship.
Her car-crash testimony was only the latest cringeworthy moment to plague Giuliani’s efforts to swing the election in favor of President Donald Trump by claiming that there was massive voter fraud in the election.