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'Jersey Shore' Star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Incident

Los Angeles Police arrested Ronnie Ortiz Magro Thursday around 11:50 p.m. on suspicion of intimate partner violence. 

By Jill Sederstrom
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“Jersey Shore” Star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been arrested in Los Angeles on charges of domestic violence.

Ortiz-Magro was taken into custody around 11:50 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of intimate partner violence with injuries and priors, a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department told People.

He was released later that day after posting $100,000 bail.

Ortiz-Magro was already serving 36 months of probation in connection with another domestic violence incident involving his ex, Jenn Harley. 

Ortiz-Magro and Hartley's 3-year-old daughter Ariana was staying with him at the time of the arrest; however, a source told Fox News that Harley was not involved in this most recent incident and was “in Vegas and now on the way to LA to get her daughter.”

Ortiz-Magro’s attorneys Scott E. Leemon and Leonard Levine said in a statement to Oxygen.com that they are still investigating the allegations.

“We have just learned of the new allegations against Ronnie and need some additional time to further investigate,” they said. “As such, we will not be making any other statements at this time.”

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Ortiz-Magro pleaded no contest to one count of domestic battery and one count of resisting arrest in 2020 in connection with the domestic violence case involving Harley, US Magazine reported at the time.

The reality star was arrested the year before after he allegedly hit Harley while the two were staying at an Airbnb in Los Angeles with their young daughter. He was accused of slapping, punching and threatening to kill Harley during the violent encounter, Fox News reports.

After Harley ran from the house, a police source told TMZ at the time that Ortiz-Magro had allegedly chased after her with a knife while carrying their young daughter in his arms. 

Ortiz-Magro was initially charged with domestic violence, child endangerment, brandishing a weapon, criminal threats, false imprisonment and two counts of resisting arrest but some of the charges were later dismissed as a result of the plea deal.  

As part of the agreement, Ortiz-Magro was placed on probation for 36 months.

He was also ordered to serve 30 days of community labor, complete a 52-week domestic violence program in Nevada and make a $20,000 donation to the Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles, a women’s shelter in the city.

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