In the lawsuit plaintiffs Josh Thomas and Kristin Perrenod say they were followed out of a New Jersey bar by Ronnie and Sammi on August 23, 2009, with the intention of causing a confrontation.
According to the lawsuit, “Sammi Sweetheart sarcastically mimicked Plaintiff J.T. and started a verbal confrontation with J.T. Sammi Sweetheart then began to verbally insult plaintiff J.T. and his wife, K.P., telling K.P. that her pocketbook looked fake (it was not) and that she was wearing a sun dress and dressed like her grandmother.”
The lawsuit was filed in New Jersey Superior Court and seeks to stop MTV from airing the episodes that depict the fight and including the footage in any DVD.
The documents claim that Ronnie pushed Sammi and told her to stop insulting the plaintiffs. “Plaintiff J.T. then commented that defendant [Ronnie] Ortiz had committed an act of domestic violence upon Sammi Sweetheart.”
That’s when Ronnie became “visibly enraged” and walked toward the plaintiffs making homophobic slurs. “I will lay you out so f****** quick,” the lawsuit alleges Ronnie said as well as telling the plaintiff J.T. to “grow some hair you f****** Qu***.”
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Ronnie then told Thomas to “come at me” no less than 15 times in less than 30 seconds and to “put your hands up.” Ronnie then started to attack Thomas while his wife was calling for help.
The suit claims no one stopped to break up the fight until finally an MTV security guard intervened and “detained J.T. until such time as police arrived, all while defendant Ortiz was allowed to quickly flee the scene with Sammi Sweetheart to avoid arrest.”
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RadarOnline.com spoke to the plaintiff’s attorney, Eugene M. LaVergne, who told us: “This is not about whether Jersey Shore is a good show or a bad show. You cannot commit criminal acts, videotape it, portray it out of context and profit from it,” LaVergne said.