Both the shameless state senator and the gal pal whose face he is accused of slashing with a broken glass begged a judge to lift an order of protection today because they are in love and the charges are all a mistake.
A judge had ruled that Monseratte keep away from Carla Giraldo after he allegedly attacked her on Dec. 19 at his Jackson Heights leaving her with a gash over her eye that required 25 stitches.
But that didn't stop Giraldo from planting a wet one on Monseratte's cheek as he walked into Queens Supreme Court to be arraigned this afternoon.
Monseratte pleaded not guilty and was allowed to remain free on $5,000 bail. But during the hearing - which lasted over an hour - both Monseratte and Giraldo's lawyers tried to ask the judge to lift the order of protection.
But after Justice William Erlbaum was shown surveillance footage in his chambers from Monseratte's apartment building that showed him chasing a bleeding Giraldo through the hall following the incident, the requests were denied.
While Giraldo, 30, initially told cops Monseratte attacked her after finding another man's business card in her purse, she has since changed her tune and claimed it was all a mistake.
"It was an accident. I don't need an order of protection. It's unnecessary. This is an injustice. I love him," she said, flanked by supporters outside court following the hearing.
Monserrate also said he had rejected a plea bargain agreement because he is "innocent."
"From the very beginning, I have said it was an accident. Carla has said that this was an accident. What occurred on Dec. 19 is an accident. The district attorney's office, in fact, has had discussions with me about a plea -- a non-felony plea that had attached to it no jail time. I said unequivocally no to that because I am innocent."
Monseratte, 41, is due back in court on June 26.