Margaret Josephs criticizes her RHONJ co-stars Jennifer Aydin and Danielle Cabral for getting into a physical altercation while filming season 14.
“I think it’s unacceptable and it’s gone too far,” Margaret told Us Weekly on Tuesday. “It’s not necessary. We’re all grown adults, and it’s not of the climate. It’s not acceptable. We’re all grown women. Everyone has to be able to control themselves.”
“We’ve evolved out of that,” she added. “We’ve evolved out of that, and as a collective, we’ve all discussed that. Also, we said we’re never doing that again.”
The 56-year-old then revealed that she and her RHONJ castmates had all previously agreed not to get into any physical altercations on camera following season 10 of the show. If you remember, during season 10, Danielle Staub pulled Margaret’s hair during a shopping day at the boutique Steven Dann.
“After that happened, I was, like, ‘What are we doing?’” Margaret said.
AllAboutTRH was the first to report on Jennifer and Danielle’s altercation, which led to blood, bruising, and an investigation.
Sources inside production tell us they were not anticipating things to escalate, explaining, “Jennifer Aydin and Danielle Cabral had a conversation prior to Teresa Giudice’s party where they had some words with each other. Once Danielle arrived at the party, Danielle decided to continue the conversation. Jennifer ended up revealing something about Danielle that didn’t make her look good, and it set Danielle off, but no one was expecting for things to get physical.”
Another insider source told us:
“Danielle immediately went in Jennifer’s face screaming, ‘I see you!!’ while others tried to get her to back away. She would not step away from Jennifer Aydin’s face, so Jennifer pushed her shoulder to back off. That’s when Danielle grabbed a drink and threw it upside Jennifer’s face, resulting in blood. People were screaming, ‘She’s bleeding,’ and Danielle did not care. She made it like she wanted it to keep going. Jennifer was even left bruised after the cup broke on her.”
Security immediately stepped in to break up the altercation. Production then asked Danielle was asked to leave the event.
Our source noted Bravo took the altercation seriously and immediately launched an investigation. Production canceled filming on Friday for both Danielle and Jennifer amid the investigation.
By Tuesday, September 26, AllAboutTRH learned that Bravo’s investigation had been closed. Both Danielle and Jennifer were permitted to resume filming for season 14.
“The footage was reviewed by production and Bravo. The ladies were suspended from filming for a couple of days and will resume on Tuesday,” a source told AllAboutTRH.
RHONJ will return to Bravo for season 14 in 2024.