A police investigation has been launched over allegations a bloody brawl broke out during filming of U.S. reality TV show The Real Housewives Of New Jersey over the weekend (30-31Mar13).
Johnny Karagiorgis, 38, of Paramus, New Jersey contacted cops to claim he was hurt during a fight at a clothing store in Ridgewood owned by series regular Kim DePaola.
Karagiorgis alleges show stars Joe Gorga and Christopher Laurita assaulted him when an altercation broke out during a launch party at the shop, according to Patch.com.
Jennifer Dunn, owner of a hair salon on the same site as the shop, tells the website, "It was a huge brawl. Three of Kim D's (Kim DePaola) clothes racks were destroyed and three of our custom sinks were broken. There was blood on the walls".
The commotion was reportedly caught on camera as part of filming for the TV show.
Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward confirmed an investigation has been launched into the alleged incident, adding, "There was a report of a dispute that led to an assault. We cannot confirm or deny it involved any cast members".