How many of you remember the time in Jersey Shore when Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi got punched in the face during a heated moment with a guy named Brad Ferro. Well, every Jersey Shore fan does, right? The incident helped Brad Ferro have his 15 minutes of fame, but the infamous act had more of an emotional impact on him.
What exactly happened during the Brad Ferro Snooki incident?
On August 19, 2009, the Jersey Shore cast and crew had hit the Beachcomber Bar & Grill in Seaside Heights, New Jersey for the filmings. Snooki and her squad were enjoying and having a good time when Brad appeared on the scene. He was drunk, and the bouncers at the club were asking him to stop drinking anymore.
However, he refused to listen and allegedly stole some drinks from Snooki’s squad which led to an argument between the two. And before anyone could think, Ferro punched at Snooki’s face real bad sending her sprawling to the floor. According to the insiders, the punch left an injury to the inside of her mouth.
What happened to Brad Ferro after the incident?
The police immediately took Ferro’s custody for assault, and he had to pay a big price for his disorderly conduct. He paid a $500 fine, served six months on probation, and completed court-mandated anger management lessons, all at the cost of losing his job as a gym teacher at the North Queens Community High School. Unable to find another job, Brad finally joined the army to train as a Cavalry Scout.
Speaking of his acts, Brad’s father, Dan, said to the NY Post, “My son made them famous. They made a lot of money off of him, and I think they owe him.”
Brad, on the other hand, is guilty of what he did. He says, “When I saw the video, I was sick to my stomach. I couldn’t believe that I’d ever do anything like that. I was raised to act in a respectful manner to women. I remember very little from the time of the incident.” He also insisted that the moment in time was not indicative of who he is as a person.
Brad was not the only one who paid the price. MTV, the distributor of the show, also faced some problems as some major brands like Domino’s Pizza decided to pull their sponsorship from the program for displaying violence against women on TV.
Snooki is ready to forgive Brad Ferro
Following the traumatic incident, Snooki and Brad have not come face to face. During a recent interview with In Touch, when the mother of two was asked what she would do in a similar condition, she said, “I don't know! I never really thought about it — just like, 'Dude, why would you do that?' You know, like obviously he was blacked out and didn't know what he was doing, but I mean — sh*t like that happens at bars sometimes. So I guess I would say, 'I forgive you, but that really hurt!'