The devastated mother of Jersey Shore star Angelina Pivarnick has spoken out about the taunts against her daughter.
In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, Ann Marie Pivarnick admitted she was "beside myself" with a combination of hurt and anger at the barrage of abuse hurled at the Shore cast-off, including that she was a "dirty little hamster".
On one episode of the MTV show, cast-mate Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino also boasted "Angelina was just like the Staten Island ferry... it's free and everybody gets a ride."
"Enough is enough," Ann Marie said, explaining that her daughter "didn't go to the reunion show, and I'm glad."
The mother said: "Why go if they are just going to make her out to be the villain? Why else would they want her there? It would have been seven against one and they would have ganged up on her and it is just not right."
Angelina, 22, has been the subject of physical attacks both on and off the screen, including another incident last week, when she and a friend were hit while window shopping at a store on Staten Island.
A clique of angry youths approached the duo and a dust-up ensued.
The outspoken reality TV villain told cops that she was punched in the back of the head while her pal was whacked in the face with a bottle.
"Being called a lass and a hamster is absolutely horrible," her mother told RadarOnline.com.
"They are calling her these names and it is wrong.
The things she did in the house, she did to try to fit in, for example her relationship with Vinnie.
"She isn't perfect and she knows that now.
"But why ridicule my daughter when all of them do disgusting things on the show.
"I can't let her live like this... what is going to happen next?"