‘Mob Wives’ Star Drita D’Avanzo Arrested for Allegedly Punching a Woman

Reality star is charged with one count of misdemeanor assault

Last Updated: February 10, 2016 @ 7:41 PM

“Mob Wives” star Drita D’Avanzo is accused of living up to the VH1 show’s mobster legacy.

D’Avanzo, 40, was arrested Tuesday night, accused of punching a 38-year-old woman following a verbal dispute in Staten Island, New York.

D’Avanzo allegedly attacked the victim and punched her multiple times — cutting her lip and causing severe swelling — before fleeing the scene in her vehicle, according to police.

She was arrested at a different location around 5:36 p.m. ET and released from police custody that evening. D’Avanzo has been charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and is due back in court on March 9.

The freelance makeup artist is the wife of Lee D’Avanzo, a reputed member of the Bonanno Crime Family and Colombo Crime Family. He was sent to prison for bank robbery before Drita joined “Mob Wives.”

He was released in 2013 but has never been featured on the show.

“Mob Wives” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on VH1.