In his first phrases after his arrest, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro thanked those that stood by his facet over ‘the last few weeks.’
Less than per week after Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, 35, was arrested on “suspicion of intimate partner violence,” the Jersey Shore alum broke his silence through his Instagram Story. “I am grateful for all of my real friends!” he posted on Monday (Apr. 26.) “Thank you for being by [my side] the last few week(sic),” he wrote. “I take all experiences as lessons. You learn who really cares about you when [you’re] down and out,” he added, citing that “I guess they call it the weeding process.” Ronnie additionally gave because of “my real friends who haven’t left my side and haven’t betrayed me.”
Ronnie additionally added a pair of prolonged, misspelled hashtags that thanked his pals. “Because of you guys, I feel blessed,” he stated, in Hashtag, together with “Thank you for stopping me from drowning and not being the [one] who would hold my head underwater.” This assertion got here 4 days after Ronnie was arrested in Los Angeles over his alleged involvement “in a domestic violence incident,” the LAPD’s public info officer confirmed to HollywoodLife. Ronnie was taken to jail and was subsequently launched 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 lawyer instructed PEOPLE on the time of the arrest. “As such, we will not be making any other statements at this time.” The arrest comes whereas Ronnie remains to be on probation stemming from an Oct. 2019 incident involving his ex-girlfriend, Jen Harley. Ronnie allegedly got right into a bodily argument with Jen earlier than allegedly chasing her out of their L.A. Airbnb rental residence whereas he held a knife and their daughter, Ariana. Ronnie denied that he by no means picked up or threatened Jen with a knife and pled not responsible to seven misdemeanors — home violence, baby endangerment, brandishing a weapon, legal threats, false imprisonment, and two counts of resisting arrest.
Ultimately, Ronnie reduce a deal in May 2020. He pled to 1 rely of home battery and one rely of resisting arrest, which put him on 36 months of probation. It’s unclear what this newest arrest means for Ronnie’s freedom, as the precise particulars surrounding this new authorized drama stay unknown.