Ronnie Ortiz-Magro just pled not guilty to a laundry list of misdemeanors stemming from last month’s incident with his baby mama, Jen Harley.
The “Jersey Shore” star showed up in an L.A. courtroom Friday morning, sporting a suit and tie for his arraignment, and entered his not guilty plea to the 7 misdemeanors he’s facing — domestic violence, child endangerment, brandishing a weapon, criminal threats, false imprisonment [of Jen], and 2 counts of resisting arrest.
When police arrived, he allegedly refused to come out, so cops busted in and tased him before slapping a pair of handcuffs on him.
Jen says she suffered bruises and scrapes from her altercation with Ronnie, and there are photos of her alleged injuries.
TMZ broke the story … Jen was granted a protective order to keep Ronnie away from her and their 1-year-old daughter, Ariana. We’re told he plans to fight that order during a court hearing next week.
You’ll recall … neighbor’s surveillance footage shows Jen looking very scared as she held Ariana and hid behind a car.
As we’ve reported … Ronnie denies wielding a blade during the incident or injuring Jen, and he claims he was only trying to protect their child.
Ronnie also caught a huge break when the L.A. Country District Attorney’s Office kicked his case down to the City Attorney because it didn’t meet the D.A.’s criteria for felony charges.