Earlier this week, Jersey Shore cast member Ronnie Magro was arrested in Los Angeles on domestic violence charges.
Sadly, this was not the first time that Ronnie was taken into custody following an altercation with a romantic partner.
At first, details from the incident were hard to come by, but now we’re starting to learn more about what happened.
It doesn’t sound good.
Both Magro and his girlfriend, Saffire Matos, issued statements downplaying the incident in its immediate aftermath.
Their statements were light on details, however, and soon buried in an onslaught of insane tirades by Ronnie.
In any case, based on what we’ve just learned, it appears that police had every reason to take Ronnie into custody.
Moreover, he’s lucky to be out on the streets right now; Police may have made a mistake by releasing him on bail.
Magro was released after posting $100,000 bond, and someone picked him up from jail in a Mercedes convertible.
Tinted windows made it impossible to identify the driver, but it’s looking as if Saffire herself came to Ronnie’s rescue.
And despite the fact that she posted an Instagram Story insisting that the incident had been overblown by the cops and media, it can now be confirmed that Saffire was indeed the victim of Ronnie’s rage.
According to a new report from TMZ, Saffire was the one who made the 911 call prior to Ronnie’s now-infamous arrest.
Furthermore, it seems the decision to take Ronnie into custody was made after police noticed marks on Matos’ body.
Police determined that those marks were indeed the result of an attack from Ronnie, who is on probation from his domestic assault on previous girlfriend Jen Harley back in 2019.
Despite all of that, it seems that Ronnie and Saffire are still an item, and she’s still helping him downplay the incident in the press.
“Ronnie and I are fine,” Matos wrote on her Instagram Story.
“There is a lot of misleading information floating around out there,” she added.
“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.”
“I don’t think it’s fair that people are using false accusations to gain attention.”
“Please leave Ron and I alone,” she concluded, noticeably leaving out any firm denials or details on what happened.
“You don’t know what someone is going through at the end of the day.”
“Don’t believe everything you hear or read online.”
That’s good advice, generally, but …
Ronnie and Saffire have both claimed that whatever happened was no big deal, but it appears police think otherwise.
They won’t be commenting on the situation again, however, at least according to attorneys for Magro.
His team has issued a statement in which they revealed that their client will not be commenting on the incident further.
“We are still investigating the incident of last week and have not yet received any of the police reports,” said Ronnie’s lawyers.
“Therefore, we will continue not to comment while our investigation is still ongoing.”
“As we have all learned in the past, initial reports can be and are often incorrect.”
Now if only they find a way to take away this moron’s phone, maybe he’ll actually follow that smart legal advice.
Prior to his breakup with Harley, Ronnie was arrested following an altercation with her at a Los Angeles Air BnB.
While he was able to avoid jail time, Magro was convicted and sentenced to 36 months probation.
Because of that, if he’s convicted again of a similar offense, he’ll almost certainly do jail time.
And so, Saffire, Ronnie, and Ronnie’s legal team are all in damage control mode.
Will it work?
If the one witness to the alleged assault doesn’t cooperate, it’s certainly possible that he could skate.
But it seems unlikely that their efforts to put the incident out of the public’s mind will be successful.
Regardless, MTV isn’t a court of law. It’s time they took the obvious step of firing him, don’t you think?