If this is the kind of crazy for which we're in store for in season three, then who needs Danielle Staub? Holy hell!
Sources close to production of The Real Housewives of New Jersey have revealed that when the cast members and their families were filming down in the Dominican Republic last month, poor Teresa Giudice was punched in the face by a bar patron, leading to a brawl that ended with authorities being forced to intervene!
According to the insider, Teresa, along with fellow Housewives Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita, Kathy Wakile, Melissa Gorga - as well as their respective husbands, and Caroline's kids Albie, Chris, and Lauren - were celebrating their vacation late into the evening at the Punta Cana Hard Rock Resort, when they accidentally spilled champagne on a woman, which caused her husband to lose it!
“It was late, they were on vacation, and she was just having fun. She opened the champagne and just started spraying it everywhere and it went all over this woman near her. It was crazy, [the woman's husband] he got really angry and punched Teresa in the face! Joe [Giudice], Albie and Chris were trying to protect Teresa and they just grabbed the guy and started fighting, and then people joined in. Bravo helped to break up the fight. Everyone was involved. It became a massive scene.”
And it got so bad that when the cops came, they detained the three Bravo stars, as well as the instigators, later identified as Adolfo Arriolla and Jason Gomez.
A representative from the authorities explains:
“Usually when there’s a fight we take one guy, but this time we took everybody."
Local attorneys were brought in to apparently smooth over the situation, and thankfully everything has since seemed to be resolved!
Geesh! What a mess!
According to the insider, however, the fight will NOT air on the upcoming season.
Can't say we blame them, especially after the way Snooki's assault was insensitively used by MTV as a means to attract an audience when Jersey Shore first hit the scene last year.
Hopefully we'll get to see at least SOME of the pre/post footage, however! The whole thing sounds NUTS!
Poor Teresa, though! We don't care how inebriated he was, no man has ANY business laying his hands on a woman. Absolutely deplorable.
Feel better, gurl! Hopefully the whole mess didn't completely ruin your vacation.
[Image via WENN.]
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