Jersey Shore “Victim” Sues to Block DVD Sales

A man claiming he was beaten during an episode of MTV's "Jersey Shore" reality show is trying to stop the release of a video depicting the incident.

An attorney for Stephen Izzo Jr. will ask a judge to ban distribution of a DVD set of the show's first season.

Eugene LaVergne says cast member Ronnie Ortiz, who has been charged with aggravated assault, should not profit from his criminal conduct. The attorney told the Asbury Park Press he also wants an order stopping Ortiz from receiving further payments for his role on the show.

The lawsuit alleges Ortiz punched Izzo without provocation after an argument at a Seaside Heights nightclub.

During the episode entitle "One Shot," the cast of the controversial show is in the Karma Nightclub, where Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi begins making out with a man on a couch. The man's girlfriend and her friend start a verbal altercation and Izzo is among that group of women.

During the kerfuffle, the show's bodyguards allegedly pushed one of Izzo's female friends to the ground and started choking Izzo, the suit alleges, according to the Asbury Park Press.

The suit claims that Ortiz first walked away, then ran back 50 feet and punched Izzo in the back of the head, knocking him out.

"After punching plaintiff, defendant Ronnie Ortiz ran back to the MTV group screaming in a bragging euphoria how he had knocked out plaintiff with "one shot,' " the suit says.

Ortiz was arrested after the incident.

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