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'Real Housewives' star Teresa Guidice, Bravo, producers sued over bar brawl

June 14, 2011 | 12:51 pm

Theresa and Joe Giudice on a recent episode of New Jersey 'Housewives' "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" and cast member Teresa Guidice may be in a for a large dose of reality -- one of the knock-down brawls that earn them big ratings has landed them in a couple of lawsuits.

According to People magazine, Adolfo Arreola and Jason Gomez have filed two lawsuits in New York state's Supreme Court, targeting "RHONJ's" Guidice and her husband, Bravo, the "Real Housewives" production company and the Hard Rock Hotel.

The incident in question went down Feb. 23 while the cast was on location in the Dominican Republic. Giudice and pals were partying when, according to court documents, she popped a bottle of champagne that sprayed all over a party at a nearby table, sending the situation over the edge.

Arreola claims that his mother-in-law experienced "severe eye irritation" from the bubbly, not to mention the effects of Giudice, who allegedly "laughed at, mocked, humiliated, insulted and physically approached" the woman. Tempers escalated and, documents allege, the men of the "Housewives" party descended on the other table for a beat-down.

"The cast got into a fight with a whole bar," a source told Us Weekly.

"Brute force" is the phrase being used, with Joe Giudice and the men of the Manzo family (matriarch Caroline Manzo's boys Albert, Albie and Christopher) named in the suits, which, according to Us Weekly, in part allege that Bravo intentionally encourages excessive drinking and thus increases the likelihood of violence. 

Bravo and the individuals named in the suits remain mum on the charges for now. Sound like the usual "Housewives" shenanigans? Share in comments.


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Photo: Theresa and Joe Giudice attend their daughter's gymnastics match on a recent episode of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." Credit: Bravo