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"Jersey Shore" Star Ronnie Pleads Not Guilty to Assault in '09 Bar Fight

Another one of "Jersey Shore's" finest, Ronald Ortiz-Magro, was arrested on Sept. 4, 2009 after allegedly engaging in a fight outside a Seaside Heights, N.J. nightclub. Ortiz-Magro allegedly knocked another man unconscious. He pleaded not guilty to an aggravated assault charge.
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"Jersey Shore" Star Ronnie Pleads Not Guilty to Assault in '09 Bar Fight
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(CBS/AP) "Jersey Shore" cast member Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has pleaded not guilty to an aggravated assault charge in New Jersey.

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The charge stems from a Sept. 4, 2009, fight outside a Seaside Heights nightclub in which Ortiz-Magro knocked another man unconscious.

The fight was shown during an episode of the first season of the popular MTV reality show.

Ortiz-Magro was arraigned on the charge Monday in state Superior Court in Toms River. The charge carries a potential prison term of up to five years.

The other man in the fight, 26-year-old Stephen Izzo of Berkeley Township, also has filed a lawsuit against Ortiz-Magro, MTV and the show's producers.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Wauters scheduled a status conference for March 7.

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