It’s gym, tan and lawyers for the stars of MTV’s “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.”
The legal issues for cast members are mounting, but there’s been no mention of the roomies’ problems, both legal and civil, with the law.
This despite Season’s 2 and 3 being largely centered on Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s trial, conviction, sentence and release for tax fraud. Sorrentino recently made headlines for a gaff with his probation officer for only completing 18 of 500 hours he was sentenced to from the case, reported TMZ.
Sorrentino served eight months in federal prison and was released in September of 2019. There’s been no mention of his probation obligation on the show. A request for comment from Sorrentino was not replied to.
Neither has the legal plight of Ronnie Ortiz-Magro been mentioned on the show. Beyond that he seems to have “put behind him” the drama with his ex-girlfriend, and mother of his child, Jen Harley.
In May, Ortiz-Magro plead no contest to one count of domestic battery and one count of resisting arrest that stemmed from an October 2019 incident in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles when police were called to a home where he, Jen Harley and their then 20-month old child were staying. Ortiz-Magro avoided jail but he did get 36 months of probation; 30 days of community labor in his home state of Nevada; a 52-week domestic violence program, also in Nevada; and a fine.
None of this has been mention on the current season.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, who is no longer on the show, and Deena Cortese have a civil issue on their hands. The self-proclaimed “Meatballs” are being sued by the Meatball Shop of New York over trademark infringement, according to court documents.
The owners of the Meatball Shop are upset that Polizzi and Cortese were selling Meatball-themed merchandise.
“(Polizzi and Cortese) acted in complete disregard of (the Meatball Shop’s) rights and done so intentionally for their own improper financial gains and knowingly ignored repeated requests to be contacted in an effort to be intentionally evasive,” said lawyers for the Meatball Shop in the lawsuit.
As the suit was filed Dec. 1, it’s unlikely that would be on the current season of “JSFV.” A request for comment on the lawsuit was not replied to by reps of Polizzi and Cortese.
“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” returns at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, on MTV after a holiday hiatus. A new season of “Revenge Prank with DJ Pauly D and Vinny” returns on Jan. 7 as well with two half-hour episodes.
Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; [email protected]
This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Jersey Shore Family Vacation: Legal woes mounting for cast but you don’t see it on show