Jersey Shore's Ronnie Ortiz-Magro 'will NOT go to rehab' after domestic violence arrest as he 'takes a break' from TV
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro will not be going to rehab following his domestic violence arrest and his statement about stepping away from filming the Jersey Shore to seek professional help.
Last week, Ronnie released a statement saying he would be taking time off from the show as he deals with mental health issues.
A source tells The Sun that while Ronnie is seeking help for his issues, he is not in a rehab or other inpatient facility at this point.
The source alleges: "He is not in rehab yet. He's saying he isn't ready for rehab.
"He is trying to say he can get better with mental help without going to a facility."
Ronnie's statement read: "After talking to the team at MTV, we have mutually agreed that I will step away from the show while I seek medical treatment for mental health issues that I've ignored too long.
"My number one goal now is facing my struggles head on."
The reality star concluded: "This process will be difficult, but my #1 priority is to get healthy and be the best man and the best father I can for my daughter."
A source close to the show claims: "The entire cast has said they don't want to film with him because they believe he is not mentally stable.
They feel he is a ticking time bomb and he makes all of them look bad."
Before he announced his departure, the cast had made it clear "they were were uncomfortable filming with him moving forward."
Ronnie was not featured on the trailer for Jersey Shore Family Vacation which was released last week.
The trailer did include Snooki (Nicole Polizzi) – confirming rumors that she was returning after previously quitting the Shore.
The source adds: "Ronnie has been part of the filming until now, but they don't know if anything he has filmed will air."
The reality star's attorneys released a statement last week regarding his treatment as well.
“His only present goal is to address these issues professionally and make himself [a] better person and the best father he can be to his loving daughter.”
Last month, the reality star was arrested after his alleged involvement in a domestic violence altercation at his home in Los Angeles.
Ronnie's lawyer stated at the time: "We have just learned of the new allegations against Ronnie and need some additional time to further investigate.
“As such, we will not be making any other statements at this time.”
According to Los Angeles Sheriff's Department records obtained by The Sun, Ronnie was arrested and taken into custody at the Van Nuys jail.
TMZ reported that the reality star won’t be charged with a misdemeanor in the recent case.
“He is currently seeking medical treatment for psychological issues that he has ignored for a long time,” the reality star’s attorneys, Scott E. Leemon and Leonard Levine, said a statement on Thursday.
He was previously sentenced to 36 months of probation as part of a plea deal following a domestic violence case involving his ex Jenn Harley in 2019.
The exes- who had a publicly tumultuous relationship- share three-year-old daughter Ariana.
A rep for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said they are moving to charge Ronnie with a probation violation and will hold a hearing, which they are scheduling in light of his most recent arrest.
A call to MTV for comment was not returned.
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