At the opening of Kim DePaola’s new store, Joe and Christopher allegedly got into a brawl — it was so violent that sinks were reportedly thrown and blood was allegedly splattered on the walls. Charges have since been filed against the two ‘RHONJ’ cast members by a New Jersey man.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is finishing up filming on the upcoming fifth season, and it looks like we’re guaranteed plenty of drama! On March 30, Joe Gorga and Christopher Laurita allegedly became involved in a violent brawl with a NJ resident named Johnny Karagiorgis, after he allegedly made fun Christopher’s autistic son. How horrible! Johnny has since filed a citizen’s complaint saying that he was assaulted. Yikes!
Joe Gorga & Christopher Laurita Involved In Violent Brawl
Joe, Christopher and 100 other people were in attendance at Kim DePaola‘s opening of her new store Posche 2 in Ridgewood, including the show’s cast and crew, when all chaos broke loose.
“It was a huge brawl. Three of Kim D’s clothes racks were destroyed and three of our custom sinks were broken,” guest Jennifer Dunn told Patch on April 3. “There was blood on the walls.”
The property’s damage is estimated at $15,000, and huge damage was done to the clothes.
Christopher Laurita Defends His Son
Johnny allegedly made fun of Christopher’s son who is autistic, and he, Joe and Albie Manzo (Caroline Manzo’s son) allegedly started the brawl with Johnny. A sink was thrown, and Johnny has since filed the complaint.
“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.”
This is so awful! Making fun of an autistic child is inexcusable, but is a brawl really necessary?
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do YOU think Joe and Christopher should have fought with Johnny? Or were they just defending Christopher’s son? And should this air on season five of RHONJ? This could serve as an explosive season finale!
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— Eleanore Hutch
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