Remember the guy Ronnie punched - and put to sleep - outside a Seaside Heights nightclub on Jersey Shore?
Stephen Izzo filed a civil lawsuit attempting to block the release of Jersey Shore in DVD today, claiming that its launch will cause him financial and irreparable harm, not to mention constitute profiting off Ronnie's criminal acts.
In less then legal parlance, he'll be the butt of all jokes when those DVD's flood the market.
Unfortunately, it's another knockout for the New Jersey native, as the Ocean County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Ronnie, MTV, and Viacom which he also sued, allowing the release of the DVD's.
According to the decision, Izzo's face is blurred out during the altercation. His camp, moreover, was unable to prove that the Jersey Shore clip caused and would case Izzo more harm. Ronnie has already been dealt with assault charges as a result of the incident.
Reacting to the incident before, Ronnie had insisted that he was provoked while walking home with Snooki and Sammi. He added that Izzo was shouting racist remakrs at their African-American security guards. Izzo, meanwhile, claimed that MTV security held him back while Ronnie punched him.
But it's not a completely lost battle for the Bayville resident, as the parties meet again in court on March 5. For the mean time, Jersey Shore season 2 is set to shoot in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami in May en route to a summer premiere.
Everyone except Angelina "Jolie" Pivarnick will be back for the sophomore run of the MTV breakaway hit.