Joe Gorga and Chris and Jacqueline Laurita Get into a Fight with Johnny ‘The Greek’ Karagiorgis at the Grand Opening of Posche 2; Joe Giudce Rejects Plea Deal on Identity Theft Charges (Updated 4/2/2013)
Anyone who attacks someone while being held by 4 security makes you a coward. PERIOD!!! NOT OVER!!! – John Karagiorgis (@JohnnytheGreek), April 1, 2013, Twitter
Am I the only one who finds it funny when ppl turn JOHN automatically into Jonathan!? – Retweeted by John Karagiorgis (@JohnnytheGreek), April 1, 2013, Twitter
Sources are reporting that Joe Gorga, Chris Laurita and Jacqueline Laurita got into a physical altercation with Penny Drossos’ husband John Karagiorgis on March 30, 2013, at the grand opening of Kim D’s second boutique, Posche 2, which is downstairs from the Moxie Salon at 74 E. Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood, NJ. Teresa Guidice, Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo also attended the event.
All hell broke loose at Kim D’s new Posche store opening on Saturday night and, according to eyewitnesses, the drama started when Melissa’s husband confronted the people who have been spreading rumors about her, and the person they blamed was none other than Teresa! “
Joe Gorga approached a guy named Jonathan Karagiorgisa and confronted him about all the things he’s said about Melissa on Twitter, and Jonathan admitted he was writing about her,” a spy exclusively told Celebrity Magnet Tom Murro.
“As the two guys were arguing, Joe asked Jonathan where he got all his misinformation and Jonathan replied, ‘Why don’t you ask your sister?’”
Jacqueline Laurita’s husband Chris then joined Joe and confronted Jonathan over his allegations that the Laurita’s had made up their son’s autism diagnosis.
“Jonathan was not backing down, and that’s when they all started to exchange blows!” the spy said. “Jacqueline kicked off her shoes and bitch smacked Jonathan on the back of his head! This is where the Manzo boys, along with Lauren Manzo, jumped in out of nowhere to break up the fight!
Bowls were broken, glass everywhere,” the eyewitness said, and revealed the fact that Teresa and Joe Giudice were there watching it all unfold! “
Even though Teresa was blamed for the fight, and Jonathan said she was the one telling him all of the gossip about Melissa, she and Joe didn’t do a thing, they just watched it all unfold and didn’t even step in to try and stop the fight!”
Security finally intervened and “escorted a very bloody Jonathan out of the party. There was blood everywhere, on the floor and even on the walls.”
Of course, everything was caught by Bravo’s cameras, so all of the bloody violence is sure to be a dramatic ending for the season!
Jersey_Girl, a friend of Penny and Johnny who was present at the grand opening, made the following comments at FW about the brawl:
OMG a very bloody Johnny? How’s a nose bleed from a head hit from security a very bloody Johnny? Security held Johnny up against the wall while Chris and Jac took cheap shots. Joe tried getting in cheap shots but Johnny managed to get loose and sent Joe through the sinks.
The night was a total setup by Bravo for the ambush to go down. Johnny got jumped, was held by security, and he still managed to send the midget flying. Yes, Johnny is pressing charges on all of them because they were gutless to attack while he was being held, lucky for them.
What happened Joe, didn’t you and Rich Wakile have a meeting with Johnny at his business, agreeing to squash all the negatively in front of cameras? Oh, but you just wanted the setup in front of cameras. Well guess what, what you idiots did is a criminal offense; and if you think this is over, you’re highly mistaken. I was there and it took all the security guys to hold Johnny, and Joe still went flying. I know this is far from over.
Johnny told the producers and Bravo to fuck off. They called him after the chaos and he told them all to fuck off.
For those of you that claim Johnny wanted airtime, you’re wrong. He stayed away from all filming all season. The producers told him it would be a good idea he goes because all the husbands will be there and Penny might feel uncomfortable. Johnny went and was told to wait outside until called in. Once called in, he wasn’t there ten minutes, and then the brawl. Complete Bravo setup.
Producers were staggering us all in two at a time. By the time Johnny walked in, the stage for the brawl was set.
At the end, Johnny was screaming “Let me go, let me go, let’s see if these pussys can really fight me”. It was a complete Bravo shit show set up.
I am just sickened that grown men would hold down someone to get sucker punched – chicken sh*ts. If you fight, fight fair; I don’t care what the friggin’ beef is – real men don’t fight like that. Disgusting.
Jac’s denying it [that she used her high heel shoe to hit Johnny on the head] but witnesses state otherwise and Johnny got a heel mark on his forehead, so you decide.
Johnny’s sole purpose was to bury the hatchet. Rich Wakile and Joe Gorga went to Johnny’s place and agreed on that. But Joe kept pushing the issue at the event, and when Johnny turned to talk to Teresa, that’s when Joe rushed him. Joe never swung, but Johnny took him down to the ground and then security jumped in. The rest I said above.
According to sources for other bloggers:
Joe Gorga and Chris Laurita went after Johnny. Joe was apparently angry because he was under the impression that Johnny was setting Melissa up by bringing her ex-boyfriend, Bryan Bulldog Bowen, into the mix. Even though the whole fight only lasted for a few minutes, by the time it was all over the salon was completely trashed (we’re talking sinks ripped from the wall and broken glass everywhere) and Johnny was bleeding and badly bruised. [WetPaint]
Shortly after everyone arrived, drama erupted when Joe Gorga and Chris Laurita went after Johnny. Apparently Johnny had invited Melissa’s ex-boyfriend Bryan ‘Bulldog’ Bowen to show up and confront her about allegedly cheating with him after she was married. Chris got angry because Johnny was making comments about his autistic son Nicholas. So together with Albie Manzo, Joe Gorga and Chris got into a brawl with Johnny! Caroline was reportedly worried about Jacqueline’s safety because she also got herself mixed up in the fight! Jacqueline kicked off her shoes and hopped up on a chair then bitchslapped Johnny on the back of his head with her left hand. None of the other wives participated. They trashed the salon in the process and Johnny was bruised and bleeding. No word if police were involved. [RealityTea]
A source told Fame-Whorgas that Karagiorgis (JTG) never said anything about Nicholas at the event or at any other time [perhaps the Gorgas or Bravo producers told the Lauritas that Karagiorgis said something and they took it as the truth]:
Joe Gorga was the first to confront JTG, asking him, “Who’s telling you all this info”, and Joe had security get behind JTG and apparently this is when Joe took a shot or lunged at JTG, who tossed Joe off of him and onto the sinks (which is how they got broken).
Joe threw the first punch and then Chris charged at JTG, shouting something like, “You made fun of my son”, which is how the rumor started.
JTG replied, “I didn’t say sh-t about your son,” and when JTG turned away, Chris took a cheap shot at him and Jacqueline hit him in the forehead with her stiletto type shoe.
In self-defense, JTG tossed Chris into the wall.
Security tackled JTG, and JTG shouted, “You’re all a bunch of f-cking p-ssies, swinging at people being held.” JTG didn’t get carried out, he walked out, and Bravo security (off duty cops) apologized, saying, “It wasn’t supposed to go down this way.”
JTG went immediately to the police station to file a report, where they took pictures of his injuries.
Penny Drossos is a former special education teacher and a volunteer for people with special needs, so if the subject about the Laurita’s son Nicholas was broached, it could have been regarding the exploitation of autism as a platform to promote blk [which is not the same black energy drink that Penny and John are endorsing in the photo above].
On an unrelated topic, Joe rejected a plea deal on the identity theft charges which would have put him in state prison for four years. Instead, he opted to go to trial beginning May 28, 2013.
If convicted of identity theft charges, he could face up to ten years in prison. Miles Feinstein, Joe’s attorney, told In Touch:
The state offered him NJ State Prison, and we rejected that offer. Instead, we set a trial scheduling hearing for May 28, since we’re rejecting the new plea offer. Joe is being treated differently. He shouldn’t have to do any jail time for this. The best outcome for this will be we win the case and he doesn’t do any time at all.
The following is the timeline for Joe’s motor vehicle issues:
- In March 2010, Joe was fined $864 and his driver’s license was revoked for 12 months after being found guilty of driving while intoxicated in New Jersey on January 13, 2010.
- On September 20, 2010, Joe began serving a 10-day sentence in Morris County jail for driving with a suspended license.
- In June 2012, Joe allegedly obtained a fraudulent driver’s license using his brother’s ID.
- In March 2011, Joe was arrested for allegedly obtaining a fraudulent driver’s license using his brother’s ID
- On December 20, 2011, Joe was indicted for wrongfully using identifying information of another and for impersonating another (identity theft and fraud).
From a report in People magazine on December 21, 2011:
On December 20, 2011, a grand jury in Passaic County, N.J., handed down a two-count indictment against Joe Giudice, a former developer. The charge includes one count of wrongfully using identifying information of another, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and one count of impersonation, which can carry up to 18 months in prison. The indictment alleges that last year, Giudice used his brother Pietro Giudice’s information, including a marriage and birth certificate, to obtain a driver’s license at the Paterson, N.J., department of motor vehicles. His own license had been suspended at that time following a DUI. Joe was then arrested in March 2011 for allegedly obtaining a fraudulent driver’s license using his brother’s ID, and was indicted in December 2011.
“They didn’t even catch me driving,” he said at the time. “They came to my house and said you’re driving with your brother’s license and then they got me with some kind of stupid charge.”