Keegan's Ex: His Expensive Lawyer Got Him Off

10/17/2009 7:05 AM PDT
A judge refused to hit Andrew Keegan with a permanent restraining order this week over allegations he abused his ex-girlfriend ... and for some reason, his ex-girlfriend isn't all that surprised.

Kristi Parrales gave TMZ the following statement:

"I'm fine. I guess deep down inside, I knew I had a slim chance in winning, considering I didn't hire an expensive lawyer to bail me out. In fact, I went alone as a strong woman who was standing up to someone who hurt her."

Regardless of the outcome, Kristi tells us she's happy it's all over.