'Jersey Shore' cast member to avoid trial
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Assault charges will be dismissed if "Jersey Shore" cast member Ronald "Ronnie" Ortiz-Magro stays out of trouble.
The charges stem from a fight outside a Seaside Heights nightclub in 2009 that was shown during the first season of the MTV reality series.
A judge in Ocean County on Monday admitted the 25-year-old Bronx, N.Y., resident into a pretrial intervention program for 18 months. Under the program, he neither admits nor denies guilt.
The Asbury Park Press reports Ortiz-Magro told the judge he'd be willing to perform community service.
Ortiz-Magro is accused of assaulting Stephen Izzo. Izzo has a civil suit pending against the cast member and MTV.
Taping for the series' fifth season has resumed in Seaside.
Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com