From New Jersey Housewife Danielle Staub settling a defamation case to reports that New York Housewife Ramona Singer punched a show producer, these ladies don't seem to be much in the way of housewives these days. The Examiner reports that 53 year-old Singer got mad while shooting a scene for the upcoming fourth season of the hit Bravo show, and punched one of the producers.
The Examiner quotes a source present when the punch took place, "She was furious and felt like the producers were ganging up on her. She literally lost her mind. No one is really sure what exactly spurred the craziness. But she got herself worked up over filing this scene and one thing led to another and she punched the producer. Literally." The crew was scheduled to be filming in her apartment all day with fellow cast mates Sonja Morgan and Alex McCord, but cut the shoot short after the incident.
When frustrations resort to violence there can be some legal consequences attached to the outburst. For Ramona Singer, her case is very similar to Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, who was caught on tape punching her ex-fiancé. For Portwood, no charges were filed until after the show aired, and angry viewers reported the incident. Perhaps that will be the case here as well?
The highly public nature of these violent encounters simply does not go unnoticed and reality television stars can get a real dose of reality when they have to answer to charges of assault and battery. The main difference between Singer and Portwood is that Portwood's punch also raised concerns with child protective services. Either way, Ramona Singer could end up with both criminal charges and a civil lawsuit against her -- and the fact that the whole thing was caught on tape won't help her case too much.