Real Housewives of New Jersey Fight, 3 Castmates Charged In Assault Case

Posted By Urban News Hour | April 5, 2013

Three cast members from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” including star Jacqueline Laurita, will be charged with assault and terroristic threats following a ruling Thursday evening by municipal Judge David Pfund.

Pfund determined Thursday that sufficient probable cause existed for the charges — stemming from a bloody attack at a grand opening at a clothing boutique over the weekend — to proceed against Laurita, her husband Christopher, and Joe Gorga.

John Karagiorgis, an employee of Clifton’s popular Rutt’s Hut, claims the Lauritas and Gorga attacked him Saturday night during the event, which was being filmed for the popular Bravo show.

According to Ridgewood Municipal Court Administrator Maria Doerr, counter-complaints filed Thursday afternoon against Karagiorgis by the Lauritas and Gorga were not heard last night.

A probable cause hearing on both counter-claims will be held next week, Doerr said.

Since the charges approved Thursday night are for indictable offenses, the case will be forwarded on to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

An initial hearing for Gorga and the Lauritas has been set for April 18.



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