The wife and daughter of John Gotti Jr., the namesake son of the notorious New York mob boss John “Dapper Don” Gotti, face assault charges following a brawl with a woman at a high school basketball game on Long Island.
Kimberly Gotti, 55, and her daughter Gianna Gotti, 25, stand accused of assaulting the woman after she requested them to refrain from cursing at players from the bleachers. Their son Joseph was on the court playing for Oyster Bay High School against rival Locust Valley High School on Thursday night.
According to court documents cited by various news outlets, the woman stated that Kimberly and Gianni Gotti punched her and forcibly removed her hat and wig, which were secured with three clips and Velcro. She recounted feeling as if her scalp was being torn off and detailed how additional individuals joined in, causing her to fall to the ground.
The Gottis, charged with third-degree assault on Friday morning, countered the woman’s narrative. John Gotti Jr. asserted to reporters on Thursday that the woman initiated the assault on his wife.
“That’s the only reason why we’re here,” he stated. “She threw a punch that hit my wife in the head.”
Both Kimberly and Gianni Gotti are scheduled to appear in Nassau District Court again on March 6.