LATTINGTOWN, NY –
The wife and daughter of John Gotti Jr., the namesake of the son of notorious New York mob boss John “Dapper Don” Gotti, are facing assault charges for allegedly getting into a fistfight with a woman at a Long Island high school basketball game.
Kimberly Gotti, 55, and her daughter Gianna Gotti, 25, are accused of assaulting a woman after she asked them to stop cursing at players from the stands. John and Kimberly Gotti’s son, Joseph, was on the field Thursday night playing for Oyster Bay High School against rival Locust Valley High School.
The woman said Kimberly and Gianni Gotti punched her and pulled off her hat and wig, “held together by three clips and Velcro,” according to court documents cited by multiple news organizations. The woman said she “felt like my scalp was being ripped off” and described how additional people joined in and knocked her to the ground.
The Gottis, who were charged Friday morning with third-degree assault, disputed the woman’s statement. John Gotti Jr. told reporters on Thursday that the woman attacked his wife first.
“That’s the only reason we’re here,” he said. “She threw a punch that hit my wife in the head.”
Kimberly and Gianni Gotti are scheduled to appear again in Nassau District Court on March 6.