Complaint Dropped Against Brother Of ‘The Situation’ “Jersey Shore” Performer’s Kin Cleared
Four months after a New York City woman accused the brother of “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino of hitting her, the pair agreed Thursday to drop the complaints each had filed against the other.
“Certainly,” Marc Sorrentino, 32 — who on Thursday was dressed in a slim-fitting grey suit — replied when Howell Municipal Court Judge Allen S. Kaplan asked him if he wanted to dismiss his complaint against Kathryn Redino.
Redino, a pretty blonde with a black Prada bag slung over her shoulder, also answered in the affirmative when questioned.
Redino had told Howell police that sometime during the early morning hours of Oct. 20 Marc Sorrentino hit her in the stomach area with his forearm as he exited a limousine outside his Dorado Beach Court home.
Redino had apparently been partying with the Sorrentino brothers in New York City that evening before the alleged incident, police said at the time.
Patrolman Robert Hill, the responding officer, declined to file any charges because he saw no evidence of assault.
Redino then signed a complaint herself against Marc Sorrentino on Oct. 22 that accused him of simple assault.
She later expanded on her claims, telling police that Marc Sorrentino had accosted her with a broken glass and said, “I’ll cut your throat.” Police investigated this claim, but no charges were ever filed, said Marc Sorrentino’s attorney, Raymond A. Raya of Freehold.
After Redino lodged her simple assault complaint, Marc Sorrentino responded with a complaint of his own against Redino, this one accusing her of providing false information to a law enforcement authority.
“Marc was completely innocent of the charges,” said Raya, who may have been recommended by one of his more high-profile clients, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. (That connection may have also earned him a new nickname — Marc Sorrentino has dubbed him “The Representation,” Raya said.)
Raya was pleased with the outcome of Thursday’s brief court hearing.
“This was a situation that was uncomfortable, but cooler heads prevailed,” he said.
“Marc holds no ill will toward this young woman,” Raya added. “He understands that when a person is in the public eye, that these kinds of things can happen, but he’s glad that the case turned out the way that it should have been resolved.”
Redino was represented by New York City attorney Roger Stavis, a partner in the firm Gallet Dreyer and Berkey LLP, and a former Bronx assistant district attorney. He was joined by Carl Spector, a lawyer also based in New York City.
Stavis declined to comment when asked about the complaints.