It's been two months since Ronnie Magro was tased and arrested following an altercation with the mother of his daughter, Jen Harley.
And it seems the Jersey Shore star is just beginning to realize that his appalling actions are likely to carry severe consequences.
As you recall if you've followed this saga, Harley was granted a restraining order against Magro following the fight.
The order severely limits Ronnie's ability to spend time with his 1-year-old daughter, Ariana.
Essentially, it leaves the decision of whether and when such visits occur in Harley's hands.
For her part, Jen has stated that she wants the Jersey Shore star to see his daughter, writing on Instagram:
“[Ronnie] can see [Ariana] if he wants to.”
However, attorneys for Magro claim that the restraining order has allowed Jen to control access, and thus prevent Ronnie from visiting his daughter as leverage.
“Our investigation has initially shown that there are clear errors and mistakes in the charging documents," Ronnie’s attorneys Scott E. Leemon and Leonard Levine recently told Us Weekly.
"Some of these errors have been discussed with the Deputy City Attorney, and after further investigation, we expect significant amendments to the charges," the lawyers continued.
“The only thing that is apparent at this time is that Ronnie is a great father and he anxiously awaits being able to spend time with his daughter,” they added.
Furthermore, they said, “We are hoping that the reunion occurs soon.”
Magro has been considerably less professional in the comments he's directed toward Harley on social media.
“Knows she’s crying and decides getting drunk with a sugar daddy is better,” he posted following a recent exchange or text messages.
“Is it legal to have sexual activities for money?!?" Rahn asked.
"The question is.. where’s [sic] was the son? Lmaooo.”
“I refuse to sit back anymore, and let a mentally unstable person ruin my name, take my daughter, try to take my freedom with lies,” Magro later wrote on Instagram.
“I am standing up for myself & my daughter [Ariana] and everyone else this person has been trying to hurt over the last week. Upset because I’ve moved on with my life," he added.
"I refuse to be bullied!!! I am a great father, an amazing person!”
Harley fired back by making it clear to her followers that she does not miss Magro's presence in her life.
She began by posting a meme that reads:
"A break from someone will either make you realize how much you truly miss/love them or how much peace you have without them.”
Harley captioned the quote:
“Nothing but Peace baby.”
That's a pipe dream if ever there were one.
For his part, Magro took to social media again this week, revealing on Instagram that all he "want[s] for Christmas" is to see his daughter.
Verbally trashing the child's mother in a public forum may not be the best means to achieving that goal, but that's neither here nor there.
And there you have it. What comes next?
Ronnie may regret going on the offensive in his remarks against Harley as the former couple prepares to go to trial in 2020.
At this point, the only thing that seems certain is that the situation described here is sure to get worse before it gets better.