“Jersey Shore” Sammi Sweetheart Assault Charges Spark Civil Suit For MTV
Wow — not a good week to a part of the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore.
Just hours after an MTV exec confirmed to Blackbook Magazine that the guidos and guidettes America loves to loathe won’t be back for a third season, authorities in Miami announced that the Shore’s often soft-spoken star, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, will face assault charges for her role in a brawl at a Miami bar last weekend.
The Jersey Girl, 22, has been hit with felony assault charges after a May 8 debacle at Club Dream on South Beach, according to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.
According to officials, the Shore cast showed up at the club on Saturday night and their signature fist -pumping quickly turned to fists flying. Sammi’s fists reportedly landed on the head of Kristen DeMinco, a 24-year-old engineer who claims she was punched twice in the face by the reality starlet. After that fight, the Shore kids got into another altercation and were subsequently tossed out of the club.
It’s the latest in a series of violent incidents involving the Jersey Shore cast — and the people of Miami-Dade County have had enough.
Last month, Sammi’s co-star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi slapped a potential suitor in a food-tossing fight at Miami’s Ocean’s 10 Restaurant & Lounge. A news conference will be held at the State Attorney’s Office in Miami at 2:30 PM Tuesday to discuss the charges, according to a statement to the State Attorney’s Office. “They will also discuss…the disturbing trend of Jersey Shore stars getting into physical altercations for increased television ratings…”
DeMinco and her attorneys will attend Tuesday’s news conference, where they’ll announce a civil lawsuit against Giancola and MTV.