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Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro ‘to avoid felony charges’ after alleged domestic violence arrest

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested last month (Picture: FilmMagic)

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro will reportedly avoid facing felony charges following his arrest after an alleged domestic violence incident. 

The Jersey Shore star was arrested on April 22 in Los Angeles on suspicion of intimate partner violence with injuries and with priors.

Ronnie’s ex-girlfriend Jen Harley, with who he shares a three-year-old daughter, was not involved in the incident.

It is now claimed that the 35-year-old will not face a felony charge in the case as the LA County District Attorney’s Office determined it didn’t have sufficient evidence to proceed.

However, TMZ reports that the case will now be passed down to the LA City Attorney’s Office and, if he is charged, will instead be a misdemeanour.

Reacting to the reports, Ronnie’s lawyer Scott Leemon told the publication: ‘If this reporting is true, as we said from the beginning, initial reports and unreviewed charges are often and; in Ronnie’s case, wrong.

‘We are glad the DA’s office made this decision not to charge a felony. We will await a decision from the County Attorney’s office.’

The reality star said he was ‘grateful for [his] real friends’ after the alleged incident (Picture: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro / Instagram

Ronnie’s lawyer said they are ‘glad’ about the DA office’s decision over the felony charges (Picture: Getty Images)

Ronnie is a star of MTV’s hit reality franchise Jersey Shore (Picture: FilmMagic)

Ronnie was released from Van Nuys jail the night of the incident after posting $100,000 (£72k) bail.

He later spoke out about the case in an Instagram post, stating that he was ‘grateful for all of my real friends’.

‘I take all experiences as lessons,’ he continued.

‘You learn who really cares about you when your [sic] down and out and than [sic] you see who doesn’t! But I guess they call it the weeding process.

‘Thank you to my real friends who haven’t left my side and haven’t betrayed me.’

When he was arrested his lawyers told TMZ: ‘We have just learned of the new allegations against Ronnie and need some additional time to further investigate. As such, we will not be making any other statements at this time.’

Ronnie is currently on probation as part of a plea deal in a previous domestic violence case involving Harley.

The reality star is currently a star of MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, alongside Jennifer ‘JWoww’ Farley, Pauly D, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Cortese and Angelina Pivarnick.

Credit: Original article published here.

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