MTV reality star RONNIE ORTIZ-MAGRO has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge stemming from a 2009 fight in New Jersey.
The Jersey Shore regular is fighting the third-degree count after an argument with Stephen Izzo in Seaside Heights, where the first season of the show was being filmed.
The allegedly violent altercation, which was caught on camera by MTV crews, landed Ortiz-Magro in Ocean County Criminal Court on Monday (14Feb11), when he protested his innocence.
He is next due in court on 7 March (11) and, if convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.