Jay Mariotti, former ESPN sports personality, was already on probation in connection with a misdemeanor domestic-violence case from August 2010, when he was recently charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney with three domestic violence related felonies including; stalking, domestic violence and assault.
In the former case, he pled no contest and avoided time in the Los Angeles County Jail. He was granted three years' summary or informal probation and was ordered to perform 40 days of community service, complete a 52-week domestic violence program and stay away from his ex-girlfriend.
Mariotti allegedly confronted his ex-girlfriend the same day the court ordered him to stay away from her. Then in April of this year he and his ex got into an argument outside of a restaurant in Venice where he allegedly shouted at her, pulled out a chunk of her hair and grabbed her cell phone.
Mariotti was charged with stalking,
corporal injury on a spouse or domestic partner, and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury. He has pled not guilty to all charges including two misdemeanor counts of disobeying a court order. He could face jail time for violating the terms of probation in this case in addition to the sentence on the new felony charges.
If you, or someone you know has been charged with Stalking, Corporal Injury on a Spouse, Assault or
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