'Jersey Shore' star Ronnie Ortiz accused of battery
Published Jun 16 2012, 15:49 BST | By Zeba Blay Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
, star of MTV's Jersey Shore
, could face legal trouble after an alleged recent brawl in New Jersey.
A man named Justin Vigerito has stepped forward with battery claims against Ortiz-Magro.
According to Vigerito, his friend Devon tried to join the reality star and his Jersey Shore
entourage at the Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights, only to be shoved away, prompting a huge fight.
Vigerito claims that when he tried to stop the fight, Ortiz-Magro proceeded to punch him in the face several times. TMZ
reports that the man has now filed a criminal report against Ortiz-Magro, who is currently being investigated by Seaside Heights police.
This could complicate the 26-year-old's current 18-month pretrial intervention programme, which he enrolled in last year due to a violent incident in 2009
Under the statutes of the court programme, Ortiz-Magro can avoid assault charges from the 2009 incident if he remains on good behaviour.
There is no word yet on how Vigerito's criminal report will affect Ortiz-Magro's legal situation.
Deena Cortese, another Jersey Shore
star, also recently fell into legal trouble when she was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct
earlier this month.