This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
That's right, our beloved guidos and guidettes, who are filming the sixth season of the reality series, were involved in a MASSIVE brawl at a Seaside Heights bar last night, and while the castmembers are claiming their involvement was due to self-defense, two of the victims are planning to press charges against them AND MTV!
According to sources at the Bamboo Bar, JWoww, Pauly D, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and The Situation were all on hand, and eventually escorted out, after drunken taunting escalated into a GTL edition of Mortal Kombat!
A witness describes:
"It started as a small fight, then turned into a massive brawl. Jenni's boyfriend beat up a few guys, Pauly knocked some guy out, [and] Ronnie [and] Sitch were all there as well, fighting off guys. Jenni sprained her ankle."
Ouch! But what caused all of this?
According to two men involved, Justin Viterito and Devon Chichele, they were merely victims of circumstance, as members of the Shore crew started pushing them, and when they retaliated, a bouncer put the former in a headlock so Ronnie could punch him in the face!
They were then taken out of the bar, and now plan to sue everyone involved, including the bar, as they claim the activity is encouraged for ratings!
However, according to our reality heroes, the two were taunting them all night and even though security tried to make them leave, they refused and got into the face of JWoww's boyfriend and Pauly D's friend! Ultimately, the cast got involved when one of them threatened to "knock them out" and took a swing at Pauly D!
Good lord! Nutso!
We're just glad our beloved Snooki Snickers wasn't involved!
But honestly - what good would a season of Jersey Shore be without at least ONE epic blow-out?
Guess we'll find out exactly what went down once it airs!