Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino has agreed to seek anger management as part of a plea deal to avoid more severe charges for assaulting his brother last month.
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino has agreed to seek anger management.
The former 'Jersey Shore' star, who was arrested for assaulting his brother, Frank Sorrentino, in their tanning salon last month, struck a plea deal with prosecutors in relation to the incident in court in Middletown, New Jersey today (28.07.14).
The 32-year-old star agreed to undergo 12 weeks of one-on-one anger management after being informed his assault charge will be reduced to a petty crime if he completes the program to the judge's satisfaction, according to gossip website TMZ.com.
After the hearing, the reality TV star admitted that although he isn't looking forward to his punishment, he probably needs help.
Mike was arrested after he and Frank, who also attended the hearing, got into a ''fist fight'' at their joint business venture, Boca Tanning Salon, in June.
He was taken into custody and booked for simple assault before posting $500 bail.
He claimed at the time that he and Frank merely had a disagreement over how to run their business.
Shortly before the incident, four salon employees called the police when their pay cheques bounced.
The staff members were eventually paid in full after the siblings were warned that criminal charges could be filed against them.
The brothers insisted at the time that it was an ''innocent mix up'' because the store had changed payroll companies.
It was also recently reported that Mike is being sued by his lawyer, Richard Wolfe, for $29,000 in unpaid legal fees dating from 2009 to 2013.