'Jersey Shore' star pleads not guilty to domestic violence, child endangerment

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"Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence, child endangerment, false imprisonment and other misdemeanors after his arrest last month in the Hollywood Hills.

Ortiz-Magro, 33, entered the plea Friday in Los Angeles to seven misdemeanor counts that also included criminal threats, brandishing a weapon and resisting arrest.

According to police, Ortiz-Magro was uncooperative and they had to use a stun gun to take him into custody back on Oct. 4.

Ortiz-Magro's attorney, Scott Leemon, says the facts around the arrest have been misreported and exaggerated, and they look forward to addressing the situation with the city attorney.

Ortiz-Magro has had frequent disputes with Jennifer Harley, his on-and-off girlfriend and mother of his child. Harley has also been arrested involving scuffles with Ortiz-Magro, but charges were dismissed.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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