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"Jersey Shore" Star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Pleads Not Guilty in Fight

TV personality Ronnie Ortiz-Magro attends Vinny Guadagnino's IHAV clothing line launch party on Jan. 3, 2011, in New York. Getty

(CBS/AP) - "Jersey Shore" cast member Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has pleaded not guilty to an aggravated assault charge in New Jersey on Monday.

The charge stems from a Sept. 4, 2009, fight outside a Seaside Heights nightclub in which Ortiz-Magro knocked another man unconscious.

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The fight was shown during an episode of the first season of the popular MTV reality show. The hit series is currently airing its third season.

Ortiz-Magro was arraigned on the charge in state Superior Court in Toms River. The charge carries a potential prison term of up to five years.

The other man in the fight, 26-year-old Stephen Izzo of Berkeley Township, also has filed a lawsuit against Ortiz-Magro, MTV and the show's producers.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Wauters scheduled a status conference for March 7.

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