Teresa Giudice is being sued by a Chicago family who claim she threw champagne in one person's face and started a brawl that resulted in injuries at a Dominican Republic hotel in February, The Associated Press reports.
According to the lawsuit filed in New York on Monday, the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member sprayed bubbly in the eyes of 53-year-old Yolanda Martinez. The suit also states that Giudice, husband Joe and others on the show then "jumped on and smashed glass" on Martinez, her son-in-law and his cousin. The fight occurred during the Bravo series taping at the Moon Lounge in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana.
"My clients were having a nice time at the Hard Rock hotel and asked them if they'd kindly stop. Not only did that fall on deaf ears, but goons and other rogues set upon them and gave them a savage beating," the New York Daily News quoted Thomas Moore, the Chicago family's lawyer, as saying. "[Bravo is] absolutely encouraging this kind of anti-social behavior. They drink to excess, they are violent to the extreme and the whole thing is part and parcel of some kind of reality."
An e-mail to Bravo was not immediately returned.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.