UPDATE: All charges were dropped against Jacqueline & Chris Laurita, Joe Gorga and Johnny Karagiorgis.
Jacqueline, her husband Chris Laurita, Joe Gorga and Johnny Karagiorgis are expected to appear in a New Jersey court Thursday afternoon for a preliminary hearing for the charges stemming from the fight that rocked the show this season.
The three RHONJ castmates got into an argument while cameras were rolling with Karagiorgis and his wife Penny Drossos that turned into a physical fight, with the hearing Thursday set to address the misdemeanor charges they now all face.
A source close to the legal situation told RadarOnline.com that there is one way that the Lauritas and Gorga can make the charges go away.
“After Jacqueline’s blog for Bravo came out it looks like she finally said what really happened that night, which is that she confronted Johnny and not that he attacked her. A truthful apology would be all that is needed for these charges to go away. If Jacqueline can say she is sorry and that she knows there wasn’t a Tweet sent by Johnny saying bad things about her son then the misdemeanor charges would be dropped. Jacqueline can make these charges go away.”
The confrontation came to a head after Jacqueline was told that Karagioris sent a Tweet insulting her and Nicholas, her autistic son.
According to the source, “The Tweet doesn’t exist and if Jacqueline will apologize for saying that Johnny wrote malicious things about her child then his attorney would be inclined to tell the prosecutor that they no longer wish to pursue the charges against her and her husband.”
The hearing is set for 3:45 ET/12:45 PT and RadarOnline.com will be updating about the proceedings.