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Shanna Moakler’s on-again, off-again boyfriend has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges against the model and reality star, who is hoping that all charges will be dropped.
Matthew Rondeau, 29, pleaded not guilty on Friday to misdemeanor domestic violence, battery and vandalism charges, according to court documents obtained by Page Six. He had been charged with felony domestic violence by the Los Angeles City Attorney in the incident, officials told People in February, but that charge has since been either dropped or reduced.
Moakler, told TMZ that she she hopes all charges will be dropped against her boyfriend.
“I’m not pressing charges. I’m hoping the city attorney respects my wishes and drops everything as well,” she told the outlet. “I will be supporting Matthew 100 percent. This has disrupted our lives enough. We have both learned from this experience we never wish to have been public, and we would like to move forward in a positive and peaceful manner.”
In February, Rondeau posted an angry video to Instagram in which he accused Moakler of cheating on him and having lingering feelings for her ex-husband Travis Barker, US Magazine reported. In it, he allegedly called her slurs and unleashed verbal abuse on her, according to Page Six. She left for the night to stay at a friends and then when she returned in the morning, the fighting allegedly got violent.
She then received a protective order against Rondeau, but the pair soon reconciled.
Moakler — a model, actor, and former pageant winner — previously starred in “Meet the Barkers” with Barker. She is also known for acting in “Pacific Blue” and hosting the show “Bridalplasty.”
“I haven’t even spoken or made a comment because I am so saddened and disgusted with the narrative the media has portrayed me as,” Rondeau, a model and social media influencer, told TMZ. “I pray that the city of L.A. allows me to show them they made the right choice on dropping all charges against me. I am an admirable person, an amazing son and a very respectable and loving partner.”
He previously told ET in a statement that he was “sorry if I offended anyone in that verbal video I made.”
“I still to this day am disappointed in myself as a man and a person that I let my emotions get the best of me,” he stated. “I am a human being and we all have said things we regret in relationships when heartbroken."
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