Washington: It has emerged that the Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice was allegedly punched in the face during a bar brawl while vacationing with the cast in the Dominican Republic last month.
Several of her cast were also locked up in police custody following the brawl.
The February 23 bar brawl at the Hard Rock in Punta Cana is alleged to have started when Giudice opened a bottle of champagne and sprayed it around the hotel bar, soaking other guests, reports Radaronline.com.
“It was late, they were on vacation, and she was just having fun,” said a show insider.
“She opened the champagne and just started spraying it everywhere and it went all over this woman near her,” show insider added.
According to the source, the drenched woman’s husband did not take kindly to the rowdy group and physically attacked Teresa.
“It was crazy, he got really angry and punched Teresa in the face!” said the source.
All the cast members partied at their hotel bar at about 1 am on February 23, including Caroline and her husband Albert, Jacqueline and Chris Laurita, Teresa and Joe Giudice, newcomers Kathy and Richy Wakile, Joey and Melissa Gorga, the Manzo children (Chris, Albie, and Lauren) and roommate Gregory Bennett.
“Joe, Albie and Chris were trying to protect Teresa and they just grabbed the guy and started fighting, and then people joined in. Bravo helped to break up the fight,“ added the source.
But it turned physical with about eight people involved, police told RadarOnline.com.
“Usually when there’s a fight we take one guy, but this time we took everybody,” said the police representative.