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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Will Not Be Charged After Domestic Violence Arrest — But Steps Back From 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation'

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May. 14 2021, Published 6:08 a.m. ET

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Taking a time out. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is stepping back from Jersey Shore: Family Vacation to seek treatment for previously unaddressed mental health issues after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

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The 35-year-old was arrested last month, but Los Angeles city attorney's spokesman Rob Wilcox said the office decided not to charge Ortiz-Magro. However, he will reportedly be charged with a probation violation from another domestic violence case, USA Today reported.  

The reality star pleaded no contest last year to domestic battery and resisting arrest and was still on probation when he was arrested last month. 

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Ortiz-Magro's attorneys, Scott E. Leemon and Leonard Levine, said "there was a rush to judgment by the media" after the arrest was made. 

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"We are very happy that after further investigation both the LA County District Attorney's office and the LA City Attorney's office determined that criminal charges were not warranted against Ronnie," a statement from the lawyers read. "We will review the alleged violation of probation claim and deal with it accordingly."  

Ortiz-Magro was arrested after allegedly attacking a partner in Los Angeles, Calif., and was released from jail the same day on a $100,000 bond, a LAPD spokesperson told PEOPLE at the time. 

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His daughter, Ariana Sky, was in his care at the time and was taken back to her mother, ex Jen Harley, who was not involved in the incident.

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Ortiz-Magro's girlfriend, Saffire Matos, slammed the "misleading information" circulating online following the arrest. "With anybody who reached out with concern I appreciate it with all my heart, but everything that's being portrayed out there are not facts," she wrote on her Instagram Story, according to a screenshot captured by Page Six

On Thursday, May 13, Ortiz-Magro announced that he was stepping back from the Jersey Shore spinoff. He was in the original Jersey Shore cast from 2009-2012 before joining Family Vacation when it premiered in 2018.

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"After talking to the team at MTV, we have mutually agreed that I will step away from the show while I seek medical treatment for mental health issues that I've ignored for too long," he wrote on his Instagram Story. 

"My number one goal now is facing my struggles head on. This process will be difficult, but my #1 priority is to get healthy and be the best man and the best father I can for my daughter," he added. 

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