NJ 'Housewives' cast allegedly attack Chicago cop, friend in Dominican Republic

June 13, 2011 3:22:39 PM PDT
Two Chicago men -- including a UIC police officer -- have filed lawsuits against seven members off the cast of 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'.

The suits allege 'Housewives' cast members Joe Giudice, Albert Manzo and Christopher Manzo attacked the men at a hotel nightclub on February 23, 2011, in the Dominican Republic after another 'Housewives' cast member, Teresa Giudice, sprayed champagne in the eyes of a victim's mother-in-law.

Adolfo Arreola and Jason Gomez said they were knocked to the floor, punched, kicked and jumped on. Arreola, a University of Illinois-Chicago police officer, suffered a fractured arm that required surgery, his attorneys said, and is now out of work for rehabilitation. Gomez had a fractured leg bone and torn knee ligaments and his attorneys say it could be years before he can go back to work as an electrician.

"Real Housewives of NJ" was filming its third season in the Dominican Republic at the time of the alleged attack. Arreola and Gomez' lawyers say the incident may have been caught on camera.

The men are also suing Bravo and Hard Rock- Punta Cana. They suit alleges the hotel did not call police or an ambulance.

Arreola's mother-in-law has also filed a lawsuit.


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