Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has broken his silence after he was arrested on domestic violence charges on Friday. The incident involved Jen Harley, his girlfriend, and his baby mama.
After security footage of a terrified Harley surfaced, Ortiz-Magro released a statement via his lawyer.
“The reporting of the alleged incident relating to Ronnie Magro yesterday is based upon pure speculation and innuendo. We are currently conducting our own investigation and will have no further comment until that has been concluded,” his lawyer Scott E. Leemon said in a statement to Us Weekly on Saturday.
LATEST UPDATE: #JerseyShore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro bailed out after being arrested & charged with kidnapping, after his baby mama Jen Harley claimed he came at her with a knife while holding their daughter. https://t.co/bEAWFwK3BL pic.twitter.com/InEqZzp8aE
— The Ashley (@TheAshleysRR) October 4, 2019
The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star was taken into custody in Los Angeles for felony domestic violence. Ortiz-Magro was later charged with kidnapping. He allegedly locked himself and his toddler daughter Ariana inside the house, refusing to let the police in when they arrived on the scene.
“Officers responded to a battery in progress in the 7200 block of Woodrow Wilson Drive at around 2:40 a.m. Suspect and victim were involved in some kind of physical altercation. When officers [were] on location, the suspect was uncooperative. Officers had to use a taser, so there was minor use of force that occurred,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.
It was later confirmed 18-month old Ariana was not harmed during the incident. Police reports indicate a neighbor heard Harley yelling someone had taken her baby girl.
Hours before the reality TV stars arrest, the couple attended his Verge CBD launch party. The Jersey Shore star got candid about his romance with Harley. He shared the TV show does not necessarily depict their real relationship.
Although several sources claim Ortiz-Magro was in good spirits at the party, Hollywood Life is reporting Harley was not in the best spirits.
Jen Harley Looked Scared on Security Video During Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Attack https://t.co/Mn3hOAVEeG
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 5, 2019
“Jen was unhappy about something and then asked Ron to leave the party, and they left together around 11 and went home to Ron’s house, and something happened between them there which led to everything. He was in such great spirits before,” the unnamed source shared with the website.
A lawyer for Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has spoken out on behalf of his client regarding his domestic violence and kidnapping arrest. There is allegedly more to the story, and Ortiz-Magro’s team is going to get to the bottom of what went down.
Stay tuned. There is undoubtedly going to be more drama surrounding the turbulent relationship between Ortiz-Magro and Harley.