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Ronnie from 'Jersey Shore'

Indicted for Punch

12/17/2010 5:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ronnie Ortiz from "Jersey Shore" was indicted by a grand jury today in Ocean County on an assault charge stemming from a fight that went down during season one of the show.

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Ortiz was charged with one count of third-degree assault ... punishable by up to five years in state prison. The alleged incident went down September 4, 2009 in Seaside Heights, NJ.

Sources tell TMZ the reason it took so long to charge him was because both sides were trying to reach a plea agreement, but couldn't. We're told a plea still could happen down the road.

The guy on the receiving end of the alleged punch, Stephen Izzo, has a pending lawsuit against Ronnie, MTV, and the producers of the show.

A rep for Ronnie tells TMZ, "This comes as a complete shock to us, as far as we know, our attorneys have been in contact with the prosecutors office and we are waiting to see the documents."

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16.

Gamer    

Yeah, YEAHL W/E.
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1303 days ago
17.

jim from ct    

it just goes to show what the world has come to...this kid with the big mouth is a pu#*y...he has a big mouth and then he pays the piper and gets embarrassed and taken out with one punch...so whats hedo? calls the cops and hires a dirt bag lawyer and sues...be a man! you get into a fight,win or lose..be a man!

jim from ct

1303 days ago
18.

Tony    

with a name like Ortiz he's not Italian!

1303 days ago
19.

JOe    

Wat Da.....his last name is ORTIZ??? Sounds of Hispanic decent to me???

1303 days ago
20.

Jack    

Ronnie has a rep, that's funny. Their other clients are probably Joey Buttafuoco, Tanya Harding and John Bobbitt. Ronnie is the crown jewel. Right now they are probably working on a deal to endorse a home study GED course.

1303 days ago
21.

Quinn    

Fist pump to that. Does this guy look in the mirror and know what a joke he is? Bro needs to stop doing steroids, go back to school, and learn to dress himself.

Oh get rid of Sammie. I'd sooner have sexual relations with the bottom of a shoe.

1303 days ago
22.

Moe Green    

Respect is earned. Macho BS makes you look like the sissy you are. Hope it was worth the ratings.

1303 days ago
23.

Moe Green    

What a punk. He chased some guy down and hit him to impress his friends.

1303 days ago
24.

joe    

SUCKER PUNCH SUCKER PUNCH THATS ALL FOLKS PAY UP SUCKER OR ASK YOUR NASTY GIRLFRIEND SAMMY TO PAY PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1303 days ago
25.

vicckyjane    

Never mind Jersey Shore Bimbos!! Where's Lawyer Friday!!

1303 days ago
26.

dprice    

He was chasing Ronnie down the street, telling him to come fight him. He was bad mouthing Ronnie's Girlfriend, and provoking a response. I am not so sure that his attorney's are a match for MTV's

1303 days ago
27.

Louis    

FINALLY!!!

1303 days ago
28.

fred    

jersy shore fruad , not Italians , puerto ricans !! fake people .find your own race you BS's.

1303 days ago
29.

Throwback kid    

They should indict the entire cast of Jersey Shore and charge them with being LOSERS!

1303 days ago
30.

Notaparazzzi    

The first indictment was for stupid.

1303 days ago
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