Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's Ex Jen Harley Charged With Felony Assault As 'Jersey Shore' Star Preps For Wedding With Fiancée Saffire Matos
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's ex, Jen Harley, has reportedly been hit with a criminal complaint after being arrested in June for alleged domestic battery and assault with a deadly weapon.
On Wednesday, August 18, Harley was formally charged with one felony count of assault with a domestic weapon constituting domestic violence, as well as one misdemeanor count of battery constituting domestic violence — according to the complaint, obtained by OK!.
The 33-year-old's attorney has reportedly maintained her innocence, insisting the "charges are unsubstantiated." According to the lawyer, "overwhelming mitigating evidence exists that Jen did not commit any crime."
"We look forward to our day in court and having all charges against Ms. Harley dismissed," the former MTV personality's lawyer concluded to E! News.
OK! reported Harley was arrested on June 19, when she allegedly pointed a gun at her boyfriend, Joseph Abrosole, and threatened to kill him. She was booked at the Clark County Detention Center with her bail set at $5,000.
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Harley checked into rehab following her latest arrest to "seek treatment for her alcohol dependency," her rep said of her 28-day stint. "She made the decision to get help because she wants to be the best parent she can be for her children."
This wasn't the first time Harley found herself in trouble with the law. In 2019, the troubled mama was arrested for allegedly throwing an ashtray at ex Ortiz-Magro — who she shares 3-year-old daughter Ariana Sky.
While Harley is busy dealing with legal woes, the Jersey Shore star — who was also arrested in 2019 for allegedly hitting his ex and chasing her with a knife — is preparing for his wedding with fiancée Saffire Matos.
Coincidentally, Ortiz-Magro proposed to his soon-to-be wife the same day his baby mama was arrested. Meanwhile, the brunette beauty seems eager for her big day, as Matos and gal pal Arianna Shanel went wedding dress shopping just two months after her man popped the question.
The lovebirds went public with their relationship last fall, but hit a bump in the road in April when Ortiz-Magro was arrested on domestic violence charges after he allegedly attacked Matos. The charges were eventually dropped and the 35-year-old decided to take a break from the beloved MTV series to work on his “mental health.”