Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is ready to rumble
In 2012, Ronnie found himself in hot water again when he was slapped with a complaint from another man who accused the star of attacking him on the Seaside Heights boardwalk.
Per court documents obtained by E! News, Justin Viterito claimed the resident juicehead had assaulted him during a night out at Bamboo Bar on June 9, 2012. The alleged victim said in the complaint that they traded fisticuffs when one of his friends “was shoved by a cast member from the show. He alleged he was “struck in the left eye” by the reality star during the scuffle.
The owner of the bar where the fight took place later claimed that he had surveillance footage contradicting the allegations, saying Ronnie only acted in “self defense.”
“There were several individuals lobbing ice at the cast, and my staff asked them to leave,” John Saaddy told E! News. “One of [these people] went over and pushed one of the cast members from Pauly D‘s show, who shoved him back. You see Ronnie in the video holding everyone back, pushing everyone away, and it’s clear. Then one of the individuals punched Ronnie in the face.”
“They’re fantastic when they aren’t filming,” the nightclub operator said of the cast. “They sign autographs and have their pictures taken for hours. But when they’re filming, they’re working, and they aren’t allowed to interact with people because that halts production. I don’t think the public knows that, so they take it the wrong way and they take it out on the cast.”
He added, “Ninety-nine percent of the people love them. If I have 3,000 people in my club, 2,995 love them, but five will throw ice at them, call them names and be haters. Just leave them alone and let them work.”
All Bloodied Up
Ronnie made headlines yet again in July 2017 when he was photographed stumbling around The Venetian Hotel and Casino with blood all over his shirt. At the time, an eyewitness told TMZ Ronnie was seen leaving a bathroom at 1:15 a.m. with a plastic bag wrapped around his bloodied hand.
A rep for Ronnie later said a fight had broken out at TAO nightclub and the reality star injured his hand while protecting his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Jen Harley, from a flying glass bottle.
However, a spokesperson for the club where the alleged brawl occurred told the outlet that there was no altercation, and Ronnie simply broke a glass bottle he was holding in his hand. The venue claimed Ronnie was treated by an on-site EMT.
Earlier this year, fans got a glimpse of Ronnie’s temper when he had a major falling out with his baby mama. Jen, who had just welcomed their daughter Ariana Sky, publicly put the star on blast and accused him of flirting with other women while filming Jersey Shore Family Vacation. In response, Ronne accused her of cheating and literally aired their domestic dispute online for all to see.
“Note to self, can’t turn a natural born HOE into a HOUSEWIFE, if you find them in the gutter then leave them in the gutter,” Ronnie initially wrote in a since-deleted Instagram Story.
“Not all people can be saved when they are so far gone. All you can say you did your best and keep it moving,” he added, before asking his 1.2 million followers: “If your significant other keeps sex videos of their ex, shouldn’t they show enough respect to delete them, esp after being in a new relationship for over a year?”
In response, Jen accused Ronnie of being a “coke head” and claimed he threatened to leak an explicit video of her to her son from a previous relationship, Mason. “What kind of man says this s**t he’s going to send videos of me to my 11 year old son!!” she asked her followers, sharing a screenshot of what appeared to be a text from Ronnie.
“He wants to act fake on the show and like I’m some random he knocked up lol he was trying to get me pregnant,” she claimed. “And then cheats on me while I’m preg on TV and then leaves me with a newborn baby lol baby daddy of the year award goes to @realronniemagro.”
Their public tirade hit a boiling point when Jen shared a livestream video of the two seemingly in the middle of an physical altercation. In the shocking footage, Ronnie cautioned Jen not to put her hands on him before before attempting to wrestle the phone out of her hand.
“I dare you,” he warned. “I f**king dare you.”