A Staten Island teen has been arrested for attacking Jersey Shore brat Angelina Pivarnick and her friend at the Staten Island mall last week, law enforcement sources said.
Kelsey Balzafiore, 19, was charged Sunday with misdemeanor assault and issued a desk appearance ticket in connection with the dust up in the shopping mall on Oct. 29, sources said. Balzafiore is required by law to appear in court to face the charge at a later date.
Pivarnick and her pal Jeanine Vaiana were shopping for Halloween costumes at Hot Topic at about 2:40 p.m., when a group of angry youths set upon them for unspecified reasons, sources said.
Pivarnick later told police that she was beaten about the head while Vaiana claimed that she was struck in the face with a bottle, sources said.
No one was seriously injured.
Pivarnick appeared in both seasons of “Jersey Shore” and left before the end of each season because of her drama queen status.
Balzafiore’s lawyer, Justin Blitz of the Manhattan firm Schulman Blitz, said, “It is unfortunate that my client is implicated in this incident. Kelsey was not the instigator of this altercation and was acting only in self-defense.
“And we’re confident that her name will be cleared. Anyone who is a fan of ‘Jersey Shore’ knows Angelina has provoked and instigated physical confrontation before, and this incident is no different.”
Pivarnick told The Post, “I was shopping and I got hit in the back of the head. My friend was hit in the mouth and has loose teeth. I’m glad that is justice is being served.”
“I’m a little upset. My neck hurts and I have a huge welt on the back of my head,” Pivarnick said. “It’s just unfortunate that this had to happen. These girls started with me. But security took about 20 to 30 minutes to get there. Everybody was talking crap about me.”
Stephanie Ovadia, Pivarnick’s lawyer, said she is preparing to file a lawsuit against the mall and Hot Topic because of the incident, saying “There was lack of security in the mall. It took a long period of time for security to arrive, and both women were assaulted before that.”
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