Eck! Can't say they don't deserve this, but is a shame none-the-less.
In February, the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was involved in a terrible bar brawl while filming in Punta Cana. The story goes that Teresa Giudice was dancing and drinking with the other ladies when she sprayed champagne on the mother-in-law of a Chicago-area police officer. She allegedly mocked the woman rather than apologize and when she was confronted by the cop, he was attacked by her husband Joe and Caroline Manzo's sons, Albie and Christopher.
Now, the officer, Adolfo Arreola, as filed two lawsuits against the cast, Bravo and the Hard Rock Hotel for the incident. Adolfo suffered a broken arm, blurred vision, cuts and bruises after glass was smashed on his head and the guys "savagely beat, kicked, punched, scratched, jumped" on him. His cousin reportedly suffered injuries as well when he stepped in to try and break things up.
Now, here's what is interesting:
Supposedly, this has all bee caught on film and after the fight was finally broken up, Bravo pulled the men aside to get them to sign release forms. The men were told not only would they be unable to leave the country until they signed the forms but also, they would be each be given $25,000 to keep quiet about the incident. The men were paid as promised, but their lawyer is still pursuing the lawsuit, stating his clients signed the contracts "under duress," making them null and void.
A hefty lawsuit is the last thing these ladies need, especially Joe and Teresa. They've had enough money trouble this year. Still, if Bravo has paperwork and video proof that will get them off the hook, perhaps this won't become too much of an issue.
Still, we wish these people would learn - VIOLENCE IS NOT THE ANSWER!!!