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3 'Real Housewives of NJ' cast members face charges

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Three cast members of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reality show will face charges following an altercation at a clothing boutique.

A Paramus man claims Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita and Giuseppe "Joe" Gorga attacked him as cameras rolled in Ridgewood on Saturday.

A judge on Thursday determined there was sufficient probable cause to charge them with assault and making terroristic threats.

John Karagiorgis filed the complaint and the reality stars responded with their own, which will be heard next week.

Karagiorgis tells The Record newspaper he was ambushed and still has a mark on his forehead from a stiletto heel.

His lawyer tells the newspaper the incident was a "reality show gone wild" as part of a "ratings grab."

The case will be forwarded to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.

 

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