This morning Jacqueline and Chris Laurita along with Joe Gorga appeared in court over the brawl with Johnny “The Greek” Karagiorgis that occurred at an event The Real Housewives of New Jersey were filming. Johnny claims the three RHONJ Stars beat him and filed charges ofÂ assault and terroristic threats. A judge agreed to these charges which are pending investigation. Today in court, Jac, Chris, and Joe gave their testimonies as to what they believe happened.
Jacqueline told to the judgeÂ JohnnyÂ wasÂ â€œasked not to attendâ€ theÂ Posche 2 grand opening, â€œbut he showed up anyway with a bodyguardâ€ and â€œcame dressed in clothes like he was ready for a fight,â€ NorthJersey.com reports.
Jacqueline says the salon was packed and she was in aÂ â€œtsunami of peopleâ€ and didn’t seeÂ Johnny at first.Â JacquelineÂ recalls that â€œhe lunged towards me, and I heard him yelling, â€˜Iâ€™ll [expletive] kill you.’â€ She adds that JohnnyÂ â€œhad a crazy look in his eyes like he was on drugs or something.â€
Joe and Chris’ stories are similar. They allege JohnnyÂ lunged at them, threatened to kill them and was in general trying to provoke them.
Judge DavidÂ PfundÂ presided over the hearing. As a result of the testimony he determined “sufficient probable cause existed for the charges to proceed.” Johnny was formally charged with harassment, making terroristic threats, and assault.
So both parties received the same charges. There will be another hearing to determine what happens next.
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