It couldn’t have happened to anyone else besides one of the “Jersey Shore” stars. Deena Cortese got a 2-year ban from a bar in Seaside Heights.
MTV might be done with “Jersey Shore”, but the people on the show are still partying all day and all night. Or at least that’s what it looks like. “Jersey Shore” Deena Cortese was banned from a bar for two years and got the Seaside Heights cantina a $15,000 fine.
It was the decision the state’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control took following Deena Cortese drunk incident three months ago. On June 10th, the 25-year-old star of “Jersey Shore” and an MTV film crew spent about 90 minutes at the Spicy Cantina & Mexican Grill. A place where Deena Cortese felt like the party could go on forever. Well, at least until she moved the party in traffic.
Deena Cortese got so drunk that day she went to the bar but fell to the ground. Then she got up, climbed up on a red bench next to some of the restaurants’ clients. What a great day to go have a drink at the Seaside Heights cantina. After a while “Jersey Shore”’s star felt like going for fresh air and wandered out into traffic where she started dancing.
For New Jersey, everything Deena Cortese did on June 10 is a big No-No! The settlement between the state’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the restaurant and Deena Cortese implies the “Jersey Shore” star will not come back to that particular bar for two years. The restaurant got a $15,000 fine for serving Deena Cortese alcoholic beverages although she was “visibly intoxicated”.
“This settlement is a cautionary tale for licensees who might think ignoring the law for the sake of air time is good for business” Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control director said. “By turning a blind eye to the mayhem that can be associated with reality television you are risking your livelihood. That is, without a doubt, bad for business” director Michael Halfacre said.
Well, at least now people in New Jersey now there’s one place where they can know Deena Cortese won’t be there. Now, that’s good business right there.