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UPDATE: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has reached a plea deal in his domestic violence case, E! News confirms.
As part of the agreement, the Jersey Shore star pled no contest to one count of domestic battery and one count of resisting arrest. He'll avoid any time behind bars, but will be on probation for 36 months.
Additionally, Ortiz-Magro was ordered to complete 30 days of community labor in Nevada, donate $20,000 to a L.A.-based women's shelter and complete a 52-week domestic violence program at a court-approved agency in Nevada.
Lastly, he and Jen Harley must engage in "peaceful contact" and obey the three-year protective order issued in the case. Get more details on the legal drama below.
UPDATE: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro pleaded not guilty at a Los Angeles court on Friday to seven misdemeanors stemming from a domestic violence case involving Jen Harley, with whom he shares a daughter. As a result of his not guilty plea, the city attorney's office filed a protective order against him, in which he must keep away from both of them until his next court date, which is next week. Dressed in a suit, Ronnie remained quiet throughout Thursday's proceedings and spoke only to affirm that he understood the terms of the order.
Shortly after news broke that Ronnie Ortiz-Magro would not face a felony charge over his alleged altercation with Jen Harley, E! News confirmed on October 24 that the Jersey Shore star faces five misdemeanors.
According to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, Ronnie was charged with domestic violence, brandishing a weapon, child endangerment, false imprisonment [of Jen], resisting arrest and making criminal threats.
"The facts and circumstances around Ronnie's arrest have been misreported and exaggerated, like we mentioned in the past. We are happy the District Attorney's refused to file any charges and we look forward to addressing this matter with City Attorney; until then, we will make no further comment," his attorney told E! News.
Jen's attorney Michael Cristalli told E! News the she "is the victim in this case" and that "any attempts to portray her as anything other than the victim is just wrong."