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Former ‘RHONJ’ Cast Member Jim Marchese Arrested for Domestic Violence Aboard Plane

The couple rose to fame on the sixth season of the reality show

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This time the drama is outside New Jersey.

Former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Jim Marchese was arrested on a domestic violence charge at Los Angeles Airport late Tuesday night after allegedly grabbing his wife, Amber.

According to a statement from the airport's police, officers were called to the airport's Terminal 3 after an incident arose inside an aircraft.

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"At the request of officers, a male suspect and a female victim left the aircraft," the police told E! News. "Additional questioning revealed the suspect had grabbed the victim by the throat and made threats against her. Suspect James Marchese was arrested and transported to LAPD Pacific Division where he was booked."

The 46-year-old lawyer was charged with domestic violence on $50,000 bail. According to website TMZ, his wife immediately showed up at the police station to help bail him out. Marchese is scheduled back in court on May 11.

Amber took to Instagram about a half-hour before the incident with a black and white candid shot of herself holding her face. "Red eye. Yup," she captioned the image, which has since been deleted.

The couple rose to reality fame on Season 6 of the Bravo show. However, it would be their first and last time on the series.

"Jim and I have been giving 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' a lot of thought and given the current state of affairs regarding our personal lives and the direction of the show, we officially decided to move on," she announced in a statement in November 2015.

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