Are Cake Boss days numbered?

Remy Gonzalez Update – Teen allegedly assaulted

Update: Eyebrows were raised because of the fact that Remy Gonzalez has been in jail for over a week – despite the family having loads of cash from the success of the Cake Boss show. Sources close to Hoboken411 say that apparently his wife Lisa (Buddy Valastro’s sister) was the one that turned Remy in for the alleged assault.

Sources say that a teenager, who supposedly is a relative of the family was allegedly assaulted – and may have been handicapped.

More to come as details are confirmed…

8/25/2010:

Update: TheWrap quotes a law official in Morris County saying no child was sexually assaulted, but rather “they were in the house.” So it’s possible the alleged assault took place with children as witnesses.

Cake Boss co-star arrested for sexual assault charges

TMZ is reporting that Cake Boss co-star Remy Gonzalez is being held for various sexual assault charges and child-endangerment in Morris County, NJ.

TMZ reported that Gonzalez is being charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child, and is being held on $300,000 bail.

Gonzalez is married to Buddy Valastro’s sister.

Commenters on TMZ had sentiments such as “I’m not eating any cake he helps because now I KNOW where his hands have been. Yuck.” and “There goes the line in front of the bakery–maybe Hoboken can go back to being normal!”

Do you think this will hurt or help the popularity of Cake Boss?

75 Responses

  1. emarche says:

    I don’t speak Old Drunk Guy, but I did spend last night in a Holiday Inn. Let me take a crack at it:

    “TMC (is that even the right channel?) selected Carlo’s as the subject for their program, ‘Cake Boss’. While there are other, better candidates located on Washington Street (for example, the one located between 8th and 9th streets) in Hoboken, TMC selected Carlo’s for reasons I can’t explain. It’s a shame, because the proprietor made fantastic “Lobster Tails”. He also made excellent hard rolls. Unfortunately, he grew tired of running the business and closed up shop. His name is/was Cosmo. Another problem is that his parents watched the shop – presumably they did a poor job of managing the business. Sorry, Buddy (the start of Cake Boss), but Cosmo really was a superior baker, a fine example being his ‘Lobster Tails’. Which, to you successful and hard-working people with ‘white collar jobs’ are not the actual crustacean, but actually a flaky, creme-filled Italian pastry that resembles a lobster tail.

    Best of luck, Cosmo – I hope you are well.

    • whineanddineinhob says:

      See that emarche? It wasn’t that hard now, was it?[quote comment=”196671″]I don’t speak Old Drunk Guy, but I did spend last night in a Holiday Inn. Let me take a crack at it:“TMC (is that even the right channel?) selected Carlo’s as the subject for their program, ‘Cake Boss’. While there are other, better candidates located on Washington Street (for example, the one located between 8th and 9th streets) in Hoboken, TMC selected Carlo’s for reasons I can’t explain. It’s a shame, because the proprietor made fantastic “Lobster Tails”. He also made excellent hard rolls. Unfortunately, he grew tired of running the business and closed up shop. His name is/was Cosmo. Another problem is that his parents watched the shop – presumably they did a poor job of managing the business. Sorry, Buddy (the start of Cake Boss), but Cosmo really was a superior baker, a fine example being his ‘Lobster Tails’. Which, to you successful and hard-working people with ‘white collar jobs’ are not the actual crustacean, but actually a flaky, creme-filled Italian pastry that resembles a lobster tail. Best of luck, Cosmo – I hope you are well.[/quote]

    • Boken Pug says:

      emarche, your translation is very much appreciated!

      WT: I believe Carlo’s was selected to be on TLC (not TMC), because 1) his amazingly creative cakes (we can argue else where that he may have gotten to big for his britches) and 2) the excitement/interaction with the family/employees. I highly doubt a TV producer walked into his shop and said “wow, these are darn good lobster tails, lets make a tv show about”. However, I cast my vote in favor of Georgio’s for best lobster tail in Hoboken (and Palermo’s of Ridgefield park outside).[quote comment=”196671″]I don’t speak Old Drunk Guy, but I did spend last night in a Holiday Inn. Let me take a crack at it:“TMC (is that even the right channel?) selected Carlo’s as the subject for their program, ‘Cake Boss’. While there are other, better candidates located on Washington Street (for example, the one located between 8th and 9th streets) in Hoboken, TMC selected Carlo’s for reasons I can’t explain. It’s a shame, because the proprietor made fantastic “Lobster Tails”. He also made excellent hard rolls. Unfortunately, he grew tired of running the business and closed up shop. His name is/was Cosmo. Another problem is that his parents watched the shop – presumably they did a poor job of managing the business. Sorry, Buddy (the start of Cake Boss), but Cosmo really was a superior baker, a fine example being his ‘Lobster Tails’. Which, to you successful and hard-working people with ‘white collar jobs’ are not the actual crustacean, but actually a flaky, creme-filled Italian pastry that resembles a lobster tail. Best of luck, Cosmo – I hope you are well.[/quote]

  2. dwright5 says:

    Crumb’s cupcakes are better then anything they go there! they are all trash!

    • getz76 says:

      I find Crumb’s offerings to be awful. They are the Krispy Kreem of the cupcake world.[quote comment=”196679″]Crumb’s cupcakes are better then anything they go there! they are all trash![/quote]

      • Hobie1 says:

        Agreed! Crumbs has the worst cupcakes. They are so dry. Yuck![quote comment=”196683″]I find Crumb’s offerings to be awful. They are the Krispy Kreem of the cupcake world.[/quote]

      • Dperez says:

        How did this go from the sexual assault story to “Crumbs has the worst cupcakes”. Let’s stick to the point here people![quote comment=”196685″]Agreed! Crumbs has the worst cupcakes. They are so dry. Yuck!

        [/quote]

      • homeworld says:

        I live Crumbs and I like Krispe Kreme better than Dunkin Donuts. To each their own. [quote comment=”196683″]I find Crumb’s offerings to be awful. They are the Krispy Kreem of the cupcake world.

        [/quote]

      • homeworld says:

        My bad, I meant Sweet. Sweet is way better than Crumbs.[quote comment=”197040″]I live Crumbs and I like Krispe Kreme better than Dunkin Donuts. To each their own.

        [/quote]

      • getz76 says:

        To each their own. Sweet is a good time. Crumbs is disappointing. Lovely to look at, though.

        Dunkin Donuts sucks, too. It is hard to find a good doughnut these days.[quote comment=”197059″]My bad, I meant Sweet. Sweet is way better than Crumbs.

        [/quote]

  3. wiskeytango1 says:

    333’s Im flattered…Again you cannot compare that other bakery in any way shape or form .It has a lot to to with the quality exposure as well as location..As far as what bakery in town they didnt have much of a choice. The key is the kid got in trouble and how tlc will deal with it. Senior Buddy worked is arse off all those years to make it a success..starting out on Adams ST ..Let you in on a little secret.I don’t visit that store .Most of the reality shows are bull### In fact all of them are. TLC could have just as well went to ferrarras in little italy on Broom ST..The wise guys may have not agreed. At that place you pay for the name..No tears on the keyboard. Just an opinion 333 😆

  4. AGoodCatholicGrrl says:

    So much for having his days numbered. Has anyone seen the lines the last two days? When I went to CVS yesterday, the Carlo’s line was at least twice the normal size. What exactly is the draw? Meeting someone on TV or a possible shot at 15 seconds of fame? Seems like this just amounted to the best free publicity he could hope for.

  5. ShhhDontTell says:

    Isn’t Buddy going on tour soon? With Remy out, and Buddy gone, why will the people wait on a long line? For the cookies and Italian pastries? yeahright

    • wiskeytango1 says:

      tell all the more the hawks will fester on the dead body…there shims[quote comment=”196708″]Isn’t Buddy going on tour soon? With Remy out, and Buddy gone, why will the people wait on a long line? For the cookies and Italian pastries? yeahright[/quote]

  6. yourbrainondrugs says:

    Here is your answer regarding whether or not Remy’s arrest w/ affect the popularity of Cake Boss from an article in todays Journal News:”“Remy? I love Remy! Was it provoked?” Sandra Rice, who traveled from Nova Scotia with her husband and 10-year-old daughter to visit “Cake Boss” site Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken on Thursday, was stunned to hear of the TLC show’s supporting star Remy Gonzalez was in jail on assault charges.’

    The world is chuck full of stupid people..

    • bornandrazedinhobo says:

      Sandra Rice and her whole family should get gang raped by the inmates section of the Hudson County Jail for five days straight for a stupid answer like that….was it provoked? That stupidity is provoking! She has too much fucking pound cake on her mind and it made her dim with reality……[quote comment=”196661″]Here is your answer regarding whether or not Remy’s arrest w/ affect the popularity of Cake Boss from an article in todays Journal News:”“Remy? I love Remy! Was it provoked?” Sandra Rice, who traveled from Nova Scotia with her husband and 10-year-old daughter to visit “Cake Boss” site Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken on Thursday, was stunned to hear of the TLC show’s supporting star Remy Gonzalez was in jail on assault charges.’ The world is chuck full of stupid people..[/quote]

      • Dperez says:

        Was it provoked????????? What in the hell could “provoke” a man to molest a 13 and 16 year old? What does this bubble headed jacka$$ even mean, provoked? Is there ever a reason or justification for a man to molest children? I don’t think so. Now I’m mad to the point I almost agree with bornandrazedinhobo (except for maybe just Sandra and her husband should party with the Hudson County inmates, spare the kids). [quote comment=”196714″]Sandra Rice and her whole family should get gang raped by the inmates section of the Hudson County Jail for five days straight for a stupid answer like that….was it provoked? That stupidity is provoking! She has too much fucking pound cake on her mind and it made her dim with reality……

        [/quote]

      • HansBrix says:

        Celebrity worship guarantees a sizable number of swooning females.

        Once his bad boy cred is established he will have no shortage of romantic attention.

        [quote comment=”196720″]Was it provoked????????? What in the hell could “provoke” a man to molest a 13 and 16 year old? What does this bubble headed jacka$$ even mean, provoked? Is there ever a reason or justification for a man to molest children? I don’t think so. Now I’m mad to the point I almost agree with bornandrazedinhobo (except for maybe just Sandra and her husband should party with the Hudson County inmates, spare the kids).

        [/quote]

      • Dperez says:

        He still is should be held accountable. When you are a grown man, you should not be chasing teenage tail (even legal 18 year olds). It’s just wrong. [quote comment=”196722″]Celebrity worship guarantees a sizable number of swooning females. Once his bad boy cred is established he will have no shortage of romantic attention.

        [/quote]

      • YipYap says:

        At my Senior prom one of the girls at my table brought her boyfriend who was at least 27 at the time. I still look at those pictures and laugh at the creepy older man with a mustache sitting at our table. Apparently her parents allowed it too, they were dating since she was 14. That would make him perhaps 26 when they met. Creepy!

        As far as this guy Remy after a few weeks in the county lockup child molesters don’t come out unscathed. He will be beaten and turned if you know what I mean.[quote comment=”196738″]He still is should be held accountable. When you are a grown man, you should not be chasing teenage tail (even legal 18 year olds). It’s just wrong.

        [/quote]

  7. mooshu says:

    Provocation. Hm. I can envision teens throwing themselves at pretty much anyone they idolize. Because many do.

    However, I think that *adult* Remy should have kept his d*ck in his pants, like the many men who don’t and get themselves into trouble. Yes, even if the girls claimed to be “eighteen” or whatever.

    He simply made the choice not to keep his d*ck in his pants. He’s weak.

    That’s how I see it.

  8. Bullbreed333 says:

    Cake Boss sucks.

    • mooshu says:

      I concur.[quote comment=”196730″]Cake Boss sucks.[/quote]

    • KnightJeez143 says:

      I completely agree with previous comments about Remy but i dont think that his actions and the disgusting things that he has been doing should go against Buddy, his family his bakery and especially not his wife and kids. I think his actions do not reflect the others and should not mean that people dont go anymore as i am sure that when he gets out of jail, he will not be welcomed back into the bakery and will probably be divorced by his wife!! :roll: [quote comment=”196730″]Cake Boss sucks.[/quote]

      • MidnightRacer says:

        There are no previous comments about Remy.[quote comment=”216529″]I completely agree with previous comments about Remy but i dont think that his actions and the disgusting things that he has been doing should go against Buddy, his family his bakery and especially not his wife and kids. I think his actions do not reflect the others and should not mean that people dont go anymore as i am sure that when he gets out of jail, he will not be welcomed back into the bakery and will probably be divorced by his wife!! [/quote]

  9. escaped68 says:

    There are no excuses for this type of behavior, in any shape or form, and the a**hole must be held accountable for his actions. I say give him a fair trial then hang him.

  10. bornandrazedinhobo says:

    Grand Jury will review case of ‘Cake Boss’ brother-in-law charged with child sex assault!

    Remy Gonzalez, a member of the Hoboken-based “Cake Boss” cast, has been arrested on several charges involving sex crimes against a minor.

    MORRIS COUNTY — Child-sex-assault charges against the brother-in-law of “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, and a main character in the TLC show based on Carlos Bakery in Hoboken, were forwarded today to a grand jury for review.

    Remigio “Remy” Gonzalez, 32, of East Hanover, was arrested Aug. 17 and admitted to witnesses he assaulted the teen in March in East Hanover and Florham Park, according to an arrest affidavit filed in Superior Court in Morristown.

    During a brief hearing today in Superior Court in Morristown, Judge Philip Maenza forwarded the case directly to a grand jury for review after hearing from attorneys on both sides.

    Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Meg Rodriguez asked that the case be sent to a grand jury. Defense attorney Ricardo Rodriguez said he has not yet had a chance to review all of the state’s evidence in the case, which he said he received and is voluminous, containing some 291 pages of documents on several computer discs.

    Gonzalez, who remains held in the Morris County jail in lieu of $300,000 bail, appeared in court this morning handcuffed and in an orange inmate jumpsuit. He is charged in both towns with first- and third-degree aggravated sexual assault, second degree sex assault, third-degree endangering and fourth-degree criminal-sexual contact of the 14-year-old on March 9, according to criminal complaints.

    On Aug. 17, detectives from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office met with two witnesses, who said the victim claimed to have been sexually assaulted by Gonzalez, the affidavit said.

    The witnesses, whose identities were not disclosed, had confronted Gonzalez on Aug. 13 and he denied sexually assaulting the teen. The witnesses later told him they were going to take the teen to a doctor, who would have to contact police if anything were found, and it was then that Gonzalez “began to cry and admitted (to the witness) that he had engaged in acts” of sexual assault, the affidavit states.

    The teen’s gender was not disclosed in the affidavit.

    The victim told police on Aug. 17 that the incidents occurred once in East Hanover and once in Florham Park, and Gonzalez told the teen not to tell anyone what had happened, the affidavit says.

    One of the witnesses also recorded a phone call with Gonzalez on Aug. 17.
    During that call, according to the affidavit, the witness said he/she “could not believe this was going on. You broke our hearts,” to which Gonzalez replied, “I know, I know I did.”
    Also during this call, Gonzalez acknowledged having previously admitted on Aug. 13 that he assaulted the teen, but now said he only touched the teen’s intimate areas, and that he “made a mistake,” “wanted to get help” and to “forget about it,” the affidavit says.

    When contacted by police, Gonzalez made no statements and asked for an attorney. His attorney could not be reached for comment.

  11. clb587 says:

    In looking at most of the comments on this thread, the popular thing to do is to call Remi a sick pedophile, but I guess I’ll be the unpopular one and say something different…

    I’m originally from Spain but I’ve been living in the states these past few years while going to school. The sexual age of consent in Spain is 13. For the majority of Europe though, the age of consent is 14 or 15, with the only exceptions being the UK, Norway, Finland, and Belgium, who are all 16 – the highest age of consent in Europe. Growing up, I never gave it a second thought. Lawmakers in Europe tend to write laws based on the way that things are, not the way some feel things ought to be.

    When it comes to age of consent issues, lawmakers base the age on one simple question, “What age do humans become sexually driven at?” And that age determines the age of consent, which is why it tends to be so low. In the US though, it tends to be 16-18 depending on the state you live in. The 18 one seems almost funny to me… because, let’s be honest, do people really think that the age when you’re allowed to vote is also the age when you start to want to have sex?

    The other disturbing thing I’ve noticed here, is that when two people do have consensual sex, if one is under the Age of Consent, lets say 15 in this example, people immediately call it “assault” because, based on the legal definition, they’re not allowed to see it as consensual, and have to refer to it by it’s “legal word”, which automatically makes it an non-consenting act.

    I completely understand that the US was founded by the Puritans and has a long history of generally being very conservative about sex and embracing the Puritanical influence here, especially where the law is concerned, but does everyone in the US generally tend to think this way? Does anyone ever feel like maybe it should change? I never see anyone really challenge that mode of thinking so I just find it really interesting is all.

    • joey maxim says:

      rumor has it the young girl involved may have been mentally challenged.not sure but this
      is what leaked out.if true then it is a crime..rumors have some truth to them.the Usa is not Spain..in laos and other parts of south east asia there are 11 year old prostitutes..Sex is a question of time and geography..consider if it was your daughter..Tough call then. 😥 [quote comment=”219913″]In looking at most of the comments on this thread, the popular thing to do is to call Remi a sick pedophile, but I guess I’ll be the unpopular one and say something different…I’m originally from Spain but I’ve been living in the states these past few years while going to school. The sexual age of consent in Spain is 13. For the majority of Europe though, the age of consent is 14 or 15, with the only exceptions being the UK, Norway, Finland, and Belgium, who are all 16 – the highest age of consent in Europe. Growing up, I never gave it a second thought. Lawmakers in Europe tend to write laws based on the way that things are, not the way some feel things ought to be.When it comes to age of consent issues, lawmakers base the age on one simple question, “What age do humans become sexually driven at?” And that age determines the age of consent, which is why it tends to be so low. In the US though, it tends to be 16-18 depending on the state you live in. The 18 one seems almost funny to me… because, let’s be honest, do people really think that the age when you’re allowed to vote is also the age when you start to want to have sex?The other disturbing thing I’ve noticed here, is that when two people do have consensual sex, if one is under the Age of Consent, lets say 15 in this example, people immediately call it “assault” because, based on the legal definition, they’re not allowed to see it as consensual, and have to refer to it by it’s “legal word”, which automatically makes it an non-consenting act.I completely understand that the US was founded by the Puritans and has a long history of generally being very conservative about sex and embracing the Puritanical influence here, especially where the law is concerned, but does everyone in the US generally tend to think this way? Does anyone ever feel like maybe it should change? I never see anyone really challenge that mode of thinking so I just find it really interesting is all.[/quote]

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