TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A New Jersey man who says he was beaten during an episode of MTV’s reality show ‘Jersey Shore‘ has lost his bid to stop the release of a video depicting it.
Stephen Izzo Jr. says a show cast member punched him outside a Seaside Heights nightclub.
Superior Court Judge Joseph L. Foster ruled Monday that Izzo “failed to demonstrate any financial or irreparable harm” he’d suffer from the distribution of a DVD box set of the first season of the show, which focuses on the escapades of eight 20-something Italian-Americans thrown together at a shore house last summer. The judge says producers obscured the Bayville resident’s face.
MTV says the show will be back for another season despite complaints by Italian-American groups that it promotes ethnic stereotypes and is “wildly offensive.”
Watch a special with the cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ before they left for the house:
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