On October 3, Jersey Shore star Ronnie Magro was tased and arrested following a violent altercation with girlfriend Jen Harley.
Sadly, to those familiar with this twosome, this was one of those stories that registers as both shocking and not shocking at all.
While it's obviously never okay to blame the victim, Jen has committed several acts of violence against Ronnie in the past.
Perhaps most notably, there was the infamous incident in which Harley actually dragged him with her car in mid-argument.
So some Jersey Shore fans might have been hesitant to condemn Ronnie's actions this time around ... at least until now.
Indeed, they may feel differently after seeing raw photos of the brutal injuries Jen allegedly sustained in her fight with Ron.
These graphic photos - obtained by TMZ and published by the site late Monday night - paint a rather scary picture for us.
Showing large scrapes and bruises on Harley's shoulder and thigh, they've certainly cast the incident in a different light.
Sources close to Jen say she suffered the injuries when Ron dragged her across a concrete driveway. Absolutely brutal.
Not surprisingly, Magro's team offers a different version of events at the Los Angeles Airbnb where the fight took place.
They say Jen was behaving erratically, and when Ron attempted to rescure the couple's 1-year-old daughter Ariana.
If you believe this version of events, he was trying to get his child to a safer location, and an out-of-control Jen resisted him.
Magro allegedly claims that Jen suffered the shoulder injury when she fell backward off a fence after he took Ariana away.
Moreover, he claims the thigh injury occurred when she clung to him as he attempted to re-enter the house with his daughter.
Though he has yet to speak publicly on the matter, Ronnie claimed in a statement to police that Jen was heavily intoxicated.
He says that this factor caused her to behave erratically - and led him to become concerned for Ariana's safety above all else.
We'll see if the judicial system agrees. On Monday, Harley was issued an emergency order of protection against Magro.
This prevents Rahn from making contact with her or coming near her, but only until October 11 (this coming Friday).
According to TMZ, she'll be in court this week to try and have the terms of the restraining order extended beyond that date.
Ronnie was reportedly permitted to reclaim items he left in Jen's home, but only with the presence of a police escort.
The temporary order of protection dictates similar requirements should Ronnie need to pick up or drop off Ariana in the interim.
He is not prohibited from seeing Ariana, just Jen.
Sources close to the situation say Magro continues to maintain his innocence and believes the truth will come out in court.
That may or may not end up being the case, but it seems that everyone other than Ron and Jen knows how toxic they are.
A trial date for the assault charges against the longtime MTV reality star has not yet been revealed as of this report.
We'll keep you updated on this developing situation as more information - surely none of it good - becomes available.