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'Jersey Shore' Fight

Fellas Claim

It Was Self-Defense!

6/9/2012 6:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The guys from "Jersey Shore" who got into a bar fight last night are claiming it was all self-defense and they were NOT the ones who swung first ... sources close to the show tell TMZ.

As TMZ first reported, two guys claim they were on the receiving end of an unprovoked attack from Ronnie and Roger and are now planning on suing

But our sources tell a different story -- claiming the two guys were taunting the cast all night and security at the club even tried to get them to leave. Our sources say the guys refused and proceeded to get into the face of Roger and of a friend of Pauly D's named Ryan Labbe.

Our sources say the two guys then threatened to "knock them out" and that's when someone took a swing at Pauly D and all hell broke loose. We're told Ronnie and Roger (along with Pauly D and The Situation) were simply coming to the aid of their guido friend.

We might not find out what really happened ... until the show premieres.

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The lawyer for the alleged victims tells TMZ, "We expected the cast to deny the allegations and try to deflect the liability onto the victims. Thankfully the assault was captured by both MTV and Bamboo's cameras so there should no dispute who were the aggressors during this unfortunate incident."

36 COMMENTS

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Twilight Sparkle    

I smell bs. Jersey Shore cast are not known for telling the truth, you know :P They'll do and say whatever they can think of to save their little hides.

832 days ago
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parlayer    

I doubt they would risk those smug mugs with a scar!! a mouth can say anything, so it could have kept them out of it!! Bar's oh what fun. gathered for anti social behavior, CH4 is great stuff. (me) sober 19 years

832 days ago
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Ace    

See what can happen when you are sober.

832 days ago
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Cricket    

Yeah right. Like these idiots aren't fighting constantly. They are uneducated, arrogant jackasses, who drink and drug too much. I cannot wait until they go away. Too bad it won't be to college.

832 days ago
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DaveT    

I believe the Jersey Shore dudes...lots of idiotic people who take reality TV too serious and are looking to start fights with cast members and cash in.
Besides, they all wear cool shoes, cool shoe people are never at fault...

832 days ago
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Matt T    

this stuff is all staged. I live at the jersey shore and when these people go out they are surrounded by security and cameras and mobs of people. There is no way a fight could just happen

832 days ago
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Areader    

This makes sense!

832 days ago
8.

VictorD    

I couldn't care less.

832 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Nothing tweeted on twitter and no pix posted on FB. Must be lies. All lies.

832 days ago
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palermo    

Is it really that interesting to watch men in their 30s get drunk and punch each other? I think it's really pathetic myself

832 days ago
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backfire    

The show sucks. They are all too old to act like teenagers and they provoked the fight to get press. Ronnie is known for to swing at guys when they are down.

832 days ago
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fatalpunch    

i think this is all just a big lie. they set up the fight because there was nothing going on this season. people wont tune into the show to a bunch of sober boring people strolling on the shore. they will tune into a fight. simple.

832 days ago
13.

Cartman    

Yawn.

832 days ago
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Todd    

He has a 1/4 inch cut to his forehead, what does he expect to get? A person filing a lawsuit should have some sort of damages. By the way the bar this happened in, is an overpriced dump. I went last summer, and had to use the bathroom. What a %$#@hole!

832 days ago
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Grouchy Marps    

Seems like someone swung at and missed Pauly D the same way talent and rhythm did.

832 days ago
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