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Kimberly and Gianna Gotti want LI assault case thrown out as lawyer says infamous last name hurt duo

The wife and daughter of John “Junior” Gotti want their assault case dropped as the pair’s lawyer claimed in court Wednesday that the mafia family’s name was used against them in the aftermath from a fight at a basketball game on Long Island earlier this year.

Kimberly, 56, and Gianna Gotti, 24, each face a charge of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, after they allegedly argued with another parent in the Locust Valley High School gym on Feb. 8 while Gotti’s son played for Oyster Bay High School’s visiting team.

The mother-daughter duo is accused of hitting and pulling the victim’s hair during the melee, the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office said.

Kimberly’s attorney, Gianna Gotti, is seeking a dismissal of the LI assault case because he claims the infamous last name hurt the duo after the fight. News12 Long Island

The alleged victim, Crystal Etienne, identified her attackers by what they were wearing, but in court statements the two defendants were not named until police put them in handcuffs, reported Newsday.

Nassau County District Court Judge David Goodsell asked during a sentencing conference why supporting depositions are sufficient because “there is no identification,” the newspaper reported.

The Gottis’ defense attorney, Gerard Marrone, argued in court Wednesday that his clients’ infamous last name puts them at a disadvantage.

“It was pointed out by the athletic director, it was John Gotti, and the victim was saying she was attacked by two women,” he said, according to Newsday.

“So, Gotti’s name was thrown around. The Gotti girls, mother and daughter, were arrested. The victim did not identify my clients until they were arrested while leaving the gym in handcuffs.

Kimberly Gotti with John Gotti Jr. John Gotti/Instagram

Marrone reportedly said he planned to ask for both cases to be dismissed. He has until June 4 to file his request.

The Gottis also rejected a second plea deal Wednesday that would have led to the case against Gianna being dropped if Kimberly had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, News 12 reported.

The mother and daughter were also offered a plea deal in March that would have required them to take only anger management classes, but both refused.

Gianna Gotti, daughter of John Gotti Jr. giannagotti/Instagram

Meanwhile, the prosecutor’s office told Newsday on Wednesday that prosecutors intend to move forward with the case.

Marrone previously blamed the alleged victim for the outburst, telling The Post in February that the other parent threw the first punch and was harassing Kimberly’s youngest son.

It is alleged that Kimberly and Gianna used a gay slur during the match, but Marrone has also denied this.

Gianna Gotti and her mother allegedly argued with another parent in the gymnasium at Locust Valley High School on Feb. 8, while Gotti’s son was playing for the visiting Oyster Bay High School team. giannagotti/Instagram

While Marrone emphasized Kimberly and Gianna’s last name during the hearing, Junior Gotti said outside the courtroom that he didn’t want to blame his last name for the turmoil. notorious.

“I don’t want it to do that. It’s a crutch and I’ve never used it as a crutch before and I’m not going to use it now,” he said, according to Newsday. “However, be careful about this matter.”

Gotti served a 6-year sentence in federal prison for racketeering, but escaped additional prison time when four other trials ended in mistrials between 2004 and 2009.

Junior Gotti is the son of late mob boss “Dapper Don” John Gotti – who took over the Gambino crime family by ordering the murder of boss Paul Castellano outside Sparks Steak House in 1985.

He died of throat cancer in prison.

New York Post

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