Season 5 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is wrapping up, but the show’s legal problems worsen as seven defendants have been named in a new lawsuit over the brawl that occurred at the opening of POSCHE 2 in the season finale. In Touch reports that a civil lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Johnny “The Greek” Karagiorgis and his wife Penny Karagiorgis against several of Bravo’s cast members, including Joe Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, her husband Chris Laurita, Bravo and even Moxie Salon, the business where the brawl took place.
In the suit John alleges he was physically attacked by Joe, Jacqueline and Chris. The suit reads: “John Karagiorgis was unlawfully attacked without warning by Giuseppe (Joe) Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, and Christopher Laurita. Giuseppe Gorga unlawfully attacked John Karagiorgis by punching him in the face and/or head with a closed fist. Christopher Laurita unlawfully attacked John Karagiorgis by punching him in face and/or head with a closed fist. Jacqueline Laurita then unlawfully attacked John Karagiorgis by striking him on the head and/or face with a stiletto-type shoe.”
The lawsuit was filed in Hackensack, N.J., on Oct. 2nd, and Karagiorgis claims that Bravo producers conspired with the cast to confront him in order to increase the show’s ratings. John and Penny are seeking punitive damages plus attorney fees. The complaint states Johnny and Penny “have suffered but are not limited to bruising, scarring, disfigurement, fractured bones, facial lacerations, mental anguish, psychological health problems, physical discomfort, pain and suffering, economic losses, and shame and embarrassment.”
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