'Jersey Shore's' Ronnie to avoid trial
(AP) - Assault charges will be dismissed if"Jersey Shore" cast member Ronald "Ronnie" Ortiz-Magro staysout of trouble.
The charges stem from a fight outside a Seaside Heightsnightclub in 2009 that was shown during the first season of the MTVreality series.
A judge in Ocean County on Monday admitted the 25-year-oldBronx, N.Y., resident into a pretrial intervention program for 18months. Under the program, he neither admits nor denies guilt.
The Asbury Park Press reports Ortiz-Magro told the judge he'd bewilling to perform community service.
Ortiz-Magro is accused of assaulting Stephen Izzo. Izzo has acivil suit pending against the cast member and MTV.
Taping for the series' fifth season has resumed in Seaside.
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