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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has seemingly come up with an explanation for why he allegedly assaulted Jen Harley several weeks ago.

In a new social media post, the polarizing Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star appears to address his violent ex-girlfriend and he appears to justify his recent behavior by basically saying the following:


Hey, you did it first!

As loyal readers likely know at this point, Ronnie was arrested in early October after he reportedly threatened Harley with a knife.

He supposedly did this after the two got into an explosive argument and right before he swiped the occasional couple’s young daughter, Ariana, out of Harley hands.

According to the police report filed at the time, Ronnie then locked himself inside of a home he and Harley were renting, refusing to open the door when the police arrived.

The authorities therefore had to knock said door down and tase Ronnie in order to take him into custody.

Ronnie, Child

The reality star now faces one full year in prison after he was hit with seven misdemeanors, which include the following charges:

  • One count of domestic violence.
  • One count of brandishing a weapon.
  • One count of child endangerment.
  • One count of resisting arrest.
  • Another count of resisting arrest.
  • One count of willful and unlawful criminal threats.
  • One count of false imprisonment.

Ronnie has said very little in the wake of this scandal, although insiders close to the muscle-bound father claim he was just protecting Ariana and that Harley was actually the drunk one placing the toddler in danger.

Ronnie Just Chills

Now, however, it certainly appears as if Ronnie has something to say.

Something very immature to say, we should emphasize.

"First I treat you how I want to be treated. But then I treat you how you treat me," Ronnie wrote this week, managing to both confuse followers and stir up a great deal of concern as well.

Is Ronnie really trying to justify his behavior by stating that Harley abused him first?

Jen Harley and Ron Ron

We mean, that is sort of accurate.

Harley was arrested last year for dragging Ortiz-Magro down the street by her car and then also hurled a glass ashtray at his head this past New Year’s Eve.

She was never charged with any crime, however, and obviously didn’t serve any jail time as a result.

But still: You did it first is the kind of defense made by a second-grader, and certainly not something that should ever be said in the wake of an assault charge.

Ronnie and Jen on the Beach

Ronnie, meanwhile, seemed far more at peace with everything not long before writing out the above quote, writing:

At some point you have to let go of what you think should happen and live in what’s happening. Every moment matters. Wherever you are, be all there. Enjoy it all.

The point of power’s always in the present moment.

Amen, Ronnie.

Now go leave Harley alone and just be there for your kid, dude.