08/07/2008 AT 5:30 PM ET
The father of Hairspray actress Nikki Blonsky is due at a Turks and Caicos court Friday for a hearing stemming from his arrest after an airport brawl.
Carl Blonsky, who is charged with grievous bodily harm – a felony – has been jailed since the July 29 scuffle. His bail situation will be addressed at the hearing.
Nikki, 19, and America’s Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden were arrested but remain free on bail.
According to local police, the fight between the Blonsky and Golden families started in the departure lounge of the Providenciales International Airport after everyone had gone through security.
Nikki Blonsky was charged with actual bodily harm, which carries a maximum sentence of two years, and common assault, with a 90-day maximum term. Golden was also charged with actual bodily harm.
Nikki is due in court on the Caribbean island in December, and was not expected to attend her father’s hearing. She has received support from pals like her Hairspray costar Brittany Snow, who defended the actress and called Blonsky’s family “amazing.”