Victoria Gotti has finally come forward to admit that her father, John Gotti , was behind some of the most notorious murders in New York history. Read more of what Victoria had to say below.
Victoria’s father, John Gotti, the former head of the Gambino crime family, was responsible for many brutal murders.
“I loved the man … but I loathed the life, his lifestyle,” Gotti, 46, tells the CBS newsmagazine 48 Hours Mystery in an episode to be aired Saturday. “How can anybody worship that life? How could anybody think there was any glory in that life? … I would lie awake nights and cry. ‘Is my dad gonna come home? Is he gonna go to jail again? … Is he going to get hurt? Is he gonna get killed?’ “
John Gotti died of cancer in prison in 2002. Gotti was convicted of 13 murders, including the murder of his predecessor, Paul Castellano, outside a New York steakhouse. But John Gotti was reportedly the mastermind behind many more murders including the 1980 disappearance and murder of a neighbor who accidentally ran over and killed Gotti’s son, Frank, 12.
In the case of her brother being accidentally killed, Victoria claims she demanded that her father exact “justice,” according to 48 Hours Mystery.
“You’re supposed to be a tough guy. How can you let somebody kill my brother?” she says she told her father. “And he just looked at me and he said, ‘It was an accident.’ “
Victoria, who has faced financial problems, is revealing the details of her life in a Mafia family in a new book, This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti, a book she wrote with her father’s approval.
“He had just one request. He said, ‘Don’t you ever look to make me out to be an altar boy. Because I wasn’t,’ ” she says.
“When you chose that life, I think you know what you’re signing up for,” she says. “I think he knew going in what was expected of him … I believe he knew that there was no living happily ever after. And I don’t think he cared.”
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