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Drita D’Avanzo Of ‘Mob Wives’ Arrested For Assault

Drita D’Avanzo, star of the VH1 series Mob Wives, allegedly punched a woman in the face on February 9 in Staten Island, New York.

According to a report published in NY Daily News, D’Avanzo was arrested by the cops on assault charges after a fight with a chef named Mary Bratti turned ugly. The 40-year-old TV star allegedly visited Bratti at the chef’s home on Amboy Road in Tottenville, according to the report, and got into a verbal argument. The argument ended when D’Avanzo started hitting the 38-year-old Bratti. She left shortly after the fight and later turned herself in to the police at the 123rd Precinct station-house.

A report by TMZ however claims that D’Avanzo was arrested at the scene (which took place on a sidewalk according to them), after the fight had had died down.

Both sources acknowledge that D’Avanzo was charged with misdemeanor assault, with NY Daily News reporting that she was sent home right after the arrest.

Drita D’Avanzo is married to bank robber Lee D’Avanzo who has been in prison twice. She stars on the show Mob Wives, a programme based around the wives and daughters of men who are serving time for mob-related crimes. In the show, D’Avanzo has been dubbed as the “sexy firecracker” due to her penchant for getting into fist fights with her co-stars.

Bodyguards were apparently hired during the sixth and final season of the show, to protect the other Mob Wives stars incase D’Avanzo started another fight. Several of the cast allegedly refused to work with her during the filming of the final season due to her volatile personality.

Mob Wives Star Big Ang (who was a good friend of D’Avanzo) recently died of cancer, and tweets have been pouring in from fans, expressing their condolences to D’Avanzo. The star tweeted her thanks to her fans for their ‘love and support’ during the time. 

Good night everyone. ..again. ..thank u for all your love and support.:) xoxo 

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