EXCLUSIVE: The Real
Housewives of New
Jersey’s Joe Gorga,
and Jacqueline Laurita
Facing Charges After
It was only a matter of time until a Real Housewives of New Jersey brawl ended in blood.
In Touch can exclusively reveal that Joe Gorga, Christopher Laurita and his wife, Jacqueline Laurita, are facing assault and harassment charges following a full-scale brawl that took place in Ridgewood, N.J., on March 30 with Paramus, N.J., resident John “Johnny the Greek” Karagiorgis.
Ridgewood Police Captain Jacqueline Luthcke confirms that "charges are pending at this time against the three individuals,” and the police are currently waiting “for the court to sign off on the charges still.”
The rumble took place while Bravo was filming the hit series in a local clothing store during its grand opening. The store’s owner confirmed that “three custom sinks were broken” and that “there was blood on the walls" after a fight broke out between Johnny and several cast members.
Left bloodied after the incident, Johnny was described by his attorney, Nicholas Sekas, as having sustained “serious medical injuries” and that there is intent “to seek justice at every level.”
While one insider says, "Johnny was attacked by the cast,” multiple show insiders tell In Touch they believe Johnny has other motives. "He's doing this because he's embarrassed and he's hoping the footage will never air," an insider says. "For a year and a half, he has been causing drama for the cast. He would do anything to get on the show."
With charges pending, it’s possible that Jacqueline, Chris and Joe could face arrest in the near future. The cameras were rolling during the incident with intent to air during the next season of Housewives (which premieres June 2), but it's unclear if any of this will make it to production.