Security Guards are Tough on the Jersey Shore

September 8, 2010 by Jim Higgins

Here in Tennessee we have laws that protect citizens from overzealous private security guards. Luckily for one woman at the shore, New Jersey appears to have similar laws.

One woman claims she has a scar from a gashed chin she received from an incident involving four private security guards employed by MTV's hit reality show "Jersey Shore". She's suing MTV's parent company Viacom, 495 productions and the cast of the show. The woman claims she was thrown to the ground following a disagreement with Snooki. Interestingly, the incident occurred on the same night that another cast memember knocked out another man. Her lawyer has stated that if she wins the suit it could force "Jersey Shore" off the air.

This lawsuit comes one month after Snooki was arrested for being a public nuisance after becoming quite drunk on the beach one night.

Public figures certainly are entitled to protection from overzealous fans. What they are not entitled to are thugs that act outside of the law. Tennessee law states that an employer of a private security guard could be liable for his actions if the action was taken with the consent of the employer, went beyond the scope of duty of the guard and was with the direction of the employer, or even if it did occur within the scope of the guard's duties.

No one should be assaulted by another individual. We take such matters very seriously and work diligently to ensure that justice prevails. If you have experienced an incident that caused harm please contact us at 800-705-2121 or email us. Assault is against the law even if caused by someone providing security for another.