Yet Another 'Jersey Shore' Cast Member Goes On A Punching Rage In Miami
It looks like the cast of Jersey Shore is discovering that even though they have no problem punching (and being punched) for short-lived fame, other people don't take kindly to being their punching bags.
Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola (a.k.a., "the other one, no, not JWoWW") is the latest Jersey Shore cast mate to generate controversy with her punch-happy guido rage.
Sammi allegedly punched a fellow female nightclub patron, Kristen DeMinco, after Sammi thought that Kristen was hitting on her boyfriend (Ronnie?). According to Kristen, Sammi got nasty pretty quickly.
She exchanged bad words at me [...] I exchanged bad words back. She hit me twice in the face and I just backed off right after that. I didn't want to get involved in a fight.
Naturally, Kristen went to the Miami Beach Police Department to report the assault and told reporters that she was planning on filing a civil lawsuit against Sammi and MTV, who Kristen feels shares part of the blame for encouraging their fame-hungry reality stars to act like monsters:
This isn't acceptable for people to be going around hitting people just for TV. I think it's wrong of MTV, I think it's wrong of them. I think they do it on purpose.
This isn't the first time that someone who was attacked by a Jersey Shore cast member has alleged that MTV encourages their stars to beat up on people: Pauly D and MTV are currently facing a lawsuit from a man who was punched by Pauly in season one. In Pauly's case, the man suing alleges that MTV encouraged Pauly's bad behavior.