Former The Real World star David "Puck" Rainey has reportedly escaped jail time after striking a plea bargain in his criminal domestic violence case.

Rainey has been sentenced to three years probation and ordered to attend a one-year domestic violence program after reaching a plea deal stemming from a July incident in which he allegedly scratched and bruised his live-in girlfriend during an argument, TMZ reported.

The judge also reportedly gave Rainey credit for the 15 days he had previously spent behind bars.

Before the plea deal was made, Rainey was allegedly facing one year in jail after he pled guilty to two misdemeanors -- domestic violence and dissuading a witness.

This isn't the first time Rainey has gotten into trouble. In 2012, he served time in prison for stalking a woman, and in 2011, he was arrested for felony domestic violence, according to TMZ.

Rainey appeared on The Real World: San Francisco in 1994. He became the second cast member in the show's history to be evicted from the house while filming due to his inability to get along with his fellow houseguests. 

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Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.