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Jersey Shore Lawsuit

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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.]

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18 comments to “Jersey Shore Lawsuit”

  1. 1

    I hope they sue the shit out of these people affiliated with this show. Snooki needs to get a real job cleaning out toilets. That's all the fat little skank is qualified for. If they sue and win maybe they will tank this show once and for all and we don't have to watch these fat little trolls ever again. Let them go live under the bridge they were hatched under.

  2. 2

    I just have to ask myself what loser watches this show?

  3. 3

    Yep. I thought he was a closet gay. Beating up a hairdresser is pretty much in the top 5 of closeted gays. Welcome to gay, Pauly!

  4. 4

    Sue them and get your millions. thats exactly what i would do

  5. 5

    for ratings? that wasnt even on the show

  6. 6

    Dudes lawyer also forgot to mention that a "normal" day @ the jersey shore or seaside heights a.k.a SLEEZEside Heights you will see people getting into fight about who had the last bottle of tanning lotion, people openly talking about steriod & drug use and alot of other random acts of debachery. Being from Jersey and growing up you learned NOT to go to sleezeside unless you wanted to paarty underage, get into a fight or get arrested. This douche bag may not have deserved to be beaten but if your on the boardwalk @ night your looking for some kind of trouble and you got buddy. Get a life and stop trying to be in the spotlight for 15 minutes. These "Jersey Shore" kids are nothing but a buch of no name from anywhere but New Jersey. THE END

  7. 7

    whatever happen to you saying violence is never the answer no matter what???

  8. 8

    Steroids will make you agressive.

  9. 9

    steroids will make you aggressive.

  10. 10


  11. 11

    GTL..gym, tan, lawsuit.

  12. 12

    He missed work for EIGHT weeks from one punch? way to milk it champ

  13. cdv says – reply to this


    What's a bounger? HAHA- come on fatso, you haven't figured out how to spell check by now?

  14. 14

    BOUNGER, you fucking idiot

  15. 15

    so you dont call the Jersey Shore guys or their lawyers, or their victims "fame Whores" - but you call women who have been cheated on fame whores….

  16. 16

    i totally have those jean shorts!!

  17. 17

    9 pounds of pressure. i think anyone can do much worse damage than that.
    i just think he's looking for money, that's all. like everybody else in this world

  18. 18

    i love how im minding my own business reading perez and then i stumble upon this and find out my friend is sueing hahaha! yea but i remember hearing about that night and it was messed up. the whole fight was basically staged and edited to how the show liked it and kenny was held back by the bouncers when pauly d punched him. i hope kenny wins. screw this show. they gave not only our town but our state a horrible and untrue reputation and they deserve what they get.

    oh and bamboo night club has the biggest assholes working for them. i got kicked out for "underage drinking" when i was the DD of the night and was 100% sober. they had no proof at all and they also refused to work with the cops. i will never go back again