It’s official! After the massive brawl involving Joe Gorga and Chris & Jacqueline Laurita the three RHONJ cast members will be charged with assault and terroristic threats, NorthJersey.com is reporting. The Lauritas have filed counter-complaints against Karagiorgis, but the site states their complaints will not be addressed until next week. An initial hearing for Gorga and The Lauritas have been set for April 18th!
RIDGEWOOD — Three cast members from â€œThe Real Housewives of New Jersey,â€ 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 Cliftonâ€™s popular Ruttâ€™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 Prosecutorâ€™s Office.
An initial hearing for Gorga and the Lauritas has been set for April 18.
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