“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” head to court

Are you familiar with the phrase “let sleeping dogs lie”? Apparently Danielle Staub isn’t.

During an appearance yesterday in a Garden State municipal court, The Record reports the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star said she feared for her safety during an altercation last month between she and castmates Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice – but that it was Jacqueline’s teenage daughter, Ashley Holmes, of whom she was most intimidated.

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However, Danielle dropped her complaints against Jacqueline and Teresa but forged ahead with charges against Ashley, 19.

“I’m just a little afraid, to be honest with you,” Danielle said in court.

Danielle told Judge Lawrence Katz that Ashley said “I’ll get her” and “I’ll kill you” prior to pulling one of Danielle’s hair extensions out by the root. The incident took place Nov. 11 during a fashion show at Wayne’s North Jersey Country Club. A Bravo camera crew, which reportedly captured that incident on tape, also accompanied Danielle to court yesterday.

(Read what the police report says about the altercation here.)

As a result of Danielle’s testimony, Judge Katz issued a summons against Ashley on charges of harassment and simple assault. Both are disorderly persons offenses.

Jacqueline is obviously (and understandably) angry and upset about this turn of events, and she vented on Twitter.

“SOME people will do ANYthing to get their name in the press,” she tweeted today, referring to Danielle in another post as “dirty D.”

Of course, this whole matter could probably be resolved quickly if Bravo said, “Let’s go to the videotape!” (tip of the hat to former local sportscaster Warner Wolf), but what would be the fun in that?


  1. January 30, 2010 at 10:59 am

    […] you even recall, Danielle was at the center of an altercation between two of her co-stars, Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa “Fabulous!” Giudice, and […]

  2. December 4, 2009 at 11:09 am

    […] Danielle dropped complaints against Jacqueline and Teresa but is pursuing charges against Ashley. Read all about it – and see a video of Danielle in court – right here. […]

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