Real World San Diego cast member pleads innocent for assaulting Marine.

Real World San Diego cast member pleads innocent for assaulting Marine.
Robin Michelle Hibbard, a cast member on the currently-taping Real World San Diego, “pleaded innocent today to two counts of misdemeanor battery for allegedly assaulting a Marine at a Pacific Beach bar earlier this month,” the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. She wasn’t in court but will return Oct. 23. The paper reports she got into an argument with the Marine, who was waiting to get in to a bar, and punched him in the arm; later, she returned and “apologized to Porter, who turned his back and told her to go away. Hibbard then scratched the Marine on the back and neck.”

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Ben Folds

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Anna Martemucci

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.