Former “Jersey Shore” star Jenn Harley, who previously dated Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, was detained in Las Vegas on June 19, TMZ reported. She faces two charges: domestic battery and assault with a deadly weapon, and her bond was set at $5,000, according to Us Weekly.
According to a police report, Harley’s boyfriend, Joseph Ambrosole, told officers Harley “pulled a firearm at him” after they “fought about Harley’s alcohol consumption” while out drinking earlier in the night, Us Weekly reported.
Ambrosole claimed she told him, “I’ll shoot you n****” and “I’ll kill you right f****** now,” according to the police report cited by TMZ.
Harley and Ambrosole had been at Crazy Horse 3 in Las Vegas, police told the publication. Once there, they started to argue about where to park and Harley’s alcohol consumption. They continued to fight inside the venue and were asked to leave by security, sources added to TMZ.
Harley then “started wailing on the back of Joseph’s head” during the drive home, TMZ reported, and she threw his phone out the car window, driving away when he pulled over and got out to look.
Ambrosole called an Uber to get home, Us Weekly reported, and the fighting continued at the residence.
Ambrosole called police at 2:38 a.m. and said his girlfriend “pulled a firearm at him” an hour earlier, Us Weekly wrote.
Harley, 34, had fled to a friend’s house by the time police arrived, Us Weekly added. The outlet reported that police said Harley claimed the two weren’t together and provided inconsistent statements.
Harley is best known for dating “Jersey Shore” star Ortiz-Magro. The former couple has one child together, 3-year-old Ariana Sky.
Harley’s Ex-Boyfriend Is Engaged
On the same weekend Harley was arrested, Ortiz-Magro announced his engagement to girlfriend Saffire Matos. The MTV personality got down on one knee and asked the lash technician to be his wife on a beach in Los Angeles on June 19, People reported.
Matos and Ortiz-Magro have been dating since fall 2020.
“I love you,” Ortiz-Magro captioned a photo of his Instagram announcement. “Thank you for sticking by my side through thick and thin! Til death do us part! #SheSaidYes.”
“Ronnie has been taken this time to work on himself and his daughter,” an insider told People. “For him, he felt like this right time. They’re both really happy for this next chapter. His health and happiness are what is most important.”
The engagement comes after Ortiz-Magro was detained in April 22 on suspicion of intimate partner violence with injuries and with priors, People wrote at the time. The “Jersey Shore” star avoided a felony charge and is slated to appear in court on June 25 for a probation violation hearing.
Matos Defended Ortiz-Magro After His Arrest
Matos said there was “misleading” information surrounding her partner’s April arrest, according to Page Six. She defended the MTV star and asked for privacy.
“Ronnie and I are fine,” Matos wrote on her Instagram Story, according to screenshots from Page Six.
“There is a lot of misleading information floating around out there,” Matos continued. “With anybody who reached out with concern I appreciate it with all my heart, but everything that’s being portrayed out there are not facts.”
Following his detainment, Ortiz-Magro revealed he would be taking a step back from “Jersey Shore.”
“After talking to the team at MTV, we have mutually agreed that I will step away from the show while I seek medical treatment for mental health issues that I’ve ignored for too long,” Ortiz-Magro said in a statement, per Deadline.
“My number one goal now is facing my struggles head on,” he continued. He told the outlet “my #1 priority is to get healthy and be the best man and the best father I can for my daughter.”
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