REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ Stars Involved in Bloody Brawl During Season 5 Filming
According to the Ridegwoodpatch.com, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ cast members Joe Gorga and Christopher Laurita are accused of assaulting a man at the grand opening of Posche 2, an upscale shop located in the Village of Ridgewood, NJ on Saturday.
38-year-old Paramus, NJ resident Johnny Karagiorgis has filed charges against the men after a sink-throwing brawl left blood on the walls of the brand new clothing boutique. More than 100 guests, including the cast and crew of the Bravo reality series, were at the opening of the retail store owned by Real Housewives regular Kim DePaola.
According to reports, Karagiorgis had allegedly made fun of the autistic son of cast member Jacqueline Laurita and her husband Christopher. Housewives stars Joe Gorga and Albie Manzo came to Laurita's aid during the confrontation which led to the bloody brawl.
"It was a huge brawl. Three of Kim D's clothes racks were destroyed and three of our custom sinks were broken," said Moxie Salon co-owner Jennifer Dunn. "There was blood on the walls." Bravo TV cameras were rolling and captured the fight on film.
Ridgewood Police said the investigation into the brawl remains active. Ridgewood Municipal Court Judge David Pfund will conduct a probable cause hearing to determine if charges are filed against the alleged aggressors. "There was a report of a dispute that led to an assault," Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward said. "We cannot confirm or deny it involved any cast members."