Man's Ear Bitten in Brawl at 'Game of Crowns' Premiere Party at Foxwoods - NBC Connecticut

Man's Ear Bitten in Brawl at 'Game of Crowns' Premiere Party at Foxwoods



    State police say the husbands of two of the show's beauty queens got into a fight - and it wasn't pretty. (Published Monday, July 14, 2014)

    A premiere party for a new Bravo show at  Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard on Sunday escalated into a brawl between some cast members, according to a publicist representing the stars.

    State police responded to an altercation at the premiere party that evening promoting "Game of Crowns," a "docu-series" on the lives of pageant wives that aired Sunday night on Bravo.

    A cast member bit the ear of Brian Sebastian, who is the husband of "Games of Crowns" star Vanassa Sebastian, according to a publicist representing Vanassa. Brian Sebastian was transported to the hospital for treatment and needed stitches, she confirmed.

    Sebastian is member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which owns Foxwoods, according to the Norwich Bulletin.

    "The incident at the Game of Crowns premier was a personal matter between two individuals," a Foxwoods spokesperson said in a statement. "Foxwoods security, as well as Mashantucket and State Police all responded, and the situation was quickly diffused."

    NBC Connecticut went to the Sebastians' home in Ledyard on Monday, but there was no answer.

    State Police said that no arrests have been made and that the incident is a tribal police matter.

    The show follows the pageant wifes' competition on the "'Mrs.' circuit" locally and nationally seeking "beauty queen status," according to Bravo's website.

    Vanassa Sebastian, one of six pageant wives featured on "Game of Crowns" and  the 2012 Mrs. Connecticut America pageant winner, was scheduled to appear on NBC Connecticut News at 11 a.m. Monday, but her publicist postponed that appearance on her behalf the day after the premiere party dispute.

    Cast members Leha Guilmette and Shelley Carbone were also scheduled to attend the premiere party at Foxwoods.

    Bravo is owned by NBC Universal, the parent company of NBC Connecticut.

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