"Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano's 17-year-old son AJ Pagan -- also on the reality show -- was arrested Wednesday for his involvement in a massive street brawl ... but he insists he's innocent ... and there's video to prove it.
The rumble went down weeks ago -- AJ's rep tells TMZ, AJ and his girlfriend were driving around Staten Island and noticed two girls beating the crap out of each other on the street ... so they stopped to break it up.
The fight exploded -- involving multiple more people -- and we're told AJ jumped into action ... pulling one of the girls out of the melee. The fight eventually dissipated. No cops were called. And that was that.
Everything seemed hunky-dory until this Wednesday -- when we're told cops showed up at AJ's Staten Island home and arrested him for allegedly hitting one of the girls involved in the fight.
But AJ's rep insists AJ never hit anyone -- and video footage of the fight (above) proves it ... showing AJ pulling one of the girls away from the fight.
According to AJ's rep, the girl accusing him is just out to exploit the reality star because of his "Mob Wives" fame.
AJ's rep adds, "Beyond engaging in violent behavior, it speaks very poorly of this girl's character that she would blatantly lie in an attempt to defame AJ's name. The truth will come out and we feel justice will be served.”
'Mob Wives' Renee Graziano
BUSTED in Florida
2/21/2012 11:15 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
"Mob Wives" lovely Renee Graziano brought out the huge, er, guns by showing off her $30,000 post-op buxom bod in a sexy blue bikini at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida the other day.
Renee is guilty of rack-eteering.
"Mob Wives" Big Ang
ENLARGED and In Charge
2/7/2012 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
'Mob Wife' Big Ang
Lets It All Hang Out in L.A.
2/7/2012 1:00 PM PST BY Johnny Lopez
She's the breakout star of this season's "Mob Wives" and one of Staten Island's finest convicted cocaine dealers, but Angela "Big Ang" Raiola brought out the big, er, guns to the west coast when she went to BOA in L.A. on Monday.
The buxom 52-year-old definitely has a lot of support out here.
Drita from 'Mob Wives'
Just Call Her Notorious D.R.I.T.A.
2/6/2012 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Someone must have paged Drita D'avanzo from VH1's "Mob Wives" at 5:46 in the morning ... because she took the stage last week at a club in New Jersey and busted out a few classic verses from The Notorious B.I.G.
Drita grabbed the mic at some place called XL Lounge in Newark, NJ where she rapped along in front of a giant crowd to the classic Biggy track, "Warning."
Before you think she should sleep with the fishes for even attempting such a sacred song, check out the video. She ain't half bad.
'Mob Wives' Renee Graziano
Hospitalized After Dad's
Bust in Mafia Crime Sweep
1/27/2012 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano was rushed to a NYC hospital by ambulance today ... just hours after feds busted her father and several other Bonanno crime family members.
Sources close to the Graziano family tell TMZ ... Renee had a panic attack, collapsed, and had trouble breathing when she got news that her dad, Anthony "TG" Graziano, had been arrested in an early morning raid.
A "Mob Wives" rep confirms Renee was admitted to the emergency room and is still getting treatment right now.
Further upsetting for Renee -- the fact her ex-husband played a role in her father's arrest. Hector Pagan, who's appeared on the VH-1 show, has reportedly turned rat for the DEA.
Story developing ...
Mob Wife vs. NJ Housewife
Who'd You Rather?
1/19/2012 9:30 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
Wearing similar sexy animal print tops, "Mob Wives" lovely Renee Graziano and gorgeous "Real Housewives of New Jersey" wannabe Kim G did not get into a fight at the same event in Manhattan on Wednesday.
Question is ...
First Pics After Butt Surgery
12/21/2011 1:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano is unveiling her new ass-ets -- with an ass-ist from a stripper pole ... after surgically-enhancing her brand new butt cheeks.
The pics were snapped at a cafe in Brooklyn for an upcoming spread in Mob Candy Magazine -- five months after Graziano went under the knife for the $30,000 vanity procedure, which, of course, included an ass lift and a tummy tuck.
A rep for the magazine tells TMZ, Renee "shot like a pro." Pro what exactly?
Drops $$$$$ on
6/28/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano plans to kick off next season with a LOT more booty -- telling TMZ, she went under the knife yesterday ... for a $30,000 full-body surgery, including a massive ASS LIFT.
Renee says she was a little nervous about the 5-hour procedure -- but gave it a lot of thought, and ultimately decided to take the plunge. According to Renee, the "full-body lift" also includes a tummy tuck.
The mafiosa tells us, she's not getting the surgery because she's self-conscious -- she's getting it because she gained a lot of weight since Season One ... and she's always wanted junk in her trunk.
According to Renee, the show had nothing to do with the procedure -- "Mob Wives" didn't pressure her to get the work done ... and they didn't pay for it either.
The recovery time for such major surgery takes about 10 days -- but once she's in the clear, Renee tells us, she can't wait to get naked.
The Ladies on 'Mob Wives'
Who'd You Rather?
6/11/2011 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The demure ladies of "The Real Housewives of Staten Island" VH1's "Mob Wives" (Carla Facciolo, Karen Gravano, Renee Graziano and Drita D'avanzo) all ganged up together without incident in NYC recently.
Question is ...
Italian Group BLASTS 'Mob Wives' -- 'It's a Disgrace!'
4/20/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The same Italian group that called Snooki "an embarrassment to the human race" is ripping on a new VH1 show about mafia wives -- telling us, damn thing's KILLING the reputations of Italian-Americans.
A rep for the Italian interest group -- called UNICO National -- took no mercy on the new show ... telling TMZ, "Mob Wives" is "trash TV like 'Jersey Shore.' I hope it dies because no one watches it."
The rep adds, "We were mobsters and mafiosos with 'The Sopranos,' bimbos and buffoons with 'Jersey Shore,' and now we're back where we started. It's a disgrace."
Funny enough -- "The Sopranos" and "Jersey Shore" ... two of the most popular shows in TV history.