TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — One of the stars of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” has been indicted for an assault that allegedly happened just off camera.
A grand jury in Ocean County, N.J., said there’s evidence that Ronald “Ronnie” Ortiz-Magro committed a crime.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Says He Will Not Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: 'I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately'
The indictment was issued Thursday and made public Friday.
The grand jury said the 25-year-old reality TV star knocked a man out with a punch on Sept. 4, 2009, when the show was being filmed in Seaside Heights. While the punch wasn’t shown on the show, Ortiz-Magro was seen bragging about it.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine On Long Island: Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Arrive, Babylon Woman Among First To Receive Shot
Prosectuors told The Asbury Park Press that they hoped to resolve the case without an indictment.
No lawyer is listed for Ortiz-Magro. MTV publicists did not immediately respond to requests for a comment on Saturday.MORE NEWS: Asbury Park Businesses Hopeful For A Successful Summer With Fewer COVID Restrictions Than 2020
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