The fights are never-ending!
Pauly D of Jersey Shore fame is being sued for "viciously assaulting" 21-year-old hairdresser Kenneth Hoffman while filming the show's first season back in July 2009. Hoffman's attorney says:
“Pauly D punched my client in the face while he was being held and then said, ‘It takes nine pounds of pressure to break a nose, you got to hit them just right.’
"If you go to the Jersey Shore on any given day in the summer you will see people reading, playing in the waves, walking on the boardwalk eating sausages and having a beer, but that’s not exciting enough for ratings, you need drama to perpetuate ratings and my client was used as a mere prop."
According to his lawyer, Hoffman was unable to work for eight weeks after the punch, but souces close to Pauly D says that there's "no merit" to the lawsuit since they allege Hoffman started the fight.
Hoffman is suing MTV, Viacom International, Jersey Shore and its producers 495 Productions, Paul D, Bamboo Bar and Bamboo Lounge bounger Thomas McDade.
We don't doubt it was for ratings at all!
But they'll have to watch the tapes to see exactly what went down!
[Image via Johnny Louis / WENN.]