‘Jersey Shore’ Star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Arrested On Domestic Abuse Charges
Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested in the coastal Playa del Rey section of Los Angeles on Thursday for investigation of felony domestic violence, according to police.
He was arrested on suspicion of violating a California law covering violence against intimate partners. He was taken to Van Nuys jail and release later that day on $100,000 bail.
“We have just learned of the new allegations against Ronnie and need some additional time to further investigate,” his attorneys, Scott E. Leemon and Leonard Levin, said in a statement. “As such, we will not be making any other statements at this time.”
Ortiz-Magro was arrested in 2019 on suspicion of domestic violence. He pleaded no contest to domestic battery and resisting arrest last year after police were called to his home with Jen Harley and their then 20-month child in 2019.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney originally charged Ortiz-Magro with felony kidnapping, but the charge was dropped for misdemeanor charges, and the case was moved to the L.A. City Attorney.
“The suspect and victim were involved in some type of physical altercation. When officers arrived they had to deploy their tasers on the suspect and minor use of force occurred,” said an LAPD spokesman at the time. “There was a child at that location. That child was unharmed.”
Ortiz-Magro and his ex-girlfriend Harley have a history of getting into domestic altercations and arrests from as far back as 2018.
At the time of Ortiz-Magro’s arrest, he had the couple’s three-year-old daughter. Harley documented photos of her going to pick up her toddler on her Instagram story.
“I want my baby home,” Harley wrote in one post, before sharing a clip of her driving with the caption, “Last time I’m ever making this drive.”
The reality TV star appeared on MTV’s original Jersey Shore from 2009 to 2012 and more recently on its sequel series, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.