Stacey Dash, the actress best known for her starring role in “Clueless,” was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic violence in Florida — after telling a 911 operator that she’d been assaulted by her husband.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Dash got in a verbal argument around 7:45 p.m., then allegedly pushed her victim and slapped him in the face. He had scratch marks on his upper left arm from being pushed, the report said. Florida law does not allow the release of a victim’s name.
Clad in what appeared to be a nightshirt, the former Fox News contributor was handcuffed and taken into custody without further incident, according to body-cam footage released by the sheriff’s department.
Dash, who is married to attorney Jeffrey Marty, had called 911 herself, saying she’d been assaulted by her husband.
“We were all arguing. I asked his daughter to get out of my face, ‘cause she was in my face. He put me into a chokehold,” she said in a 911 recording obtained by TMZ.
The 52-year-old actress’ manager, Nick Terry, said in a statement that the arrest had been “a formality,” with no charges pressed by Marty, who appeared in court Monday on her behalf. She was released from detention with no further legal action pending.
“The marital dispute, while personal and unfortunate, has since been blown out of proportion,” Terry said, citing a TMZ tidbit that he said was initially improperly credited to him.
“Ms. Dash is a domestic abuse survivor from a previous relationship and has championed for other abuse victims to speak up. The untruthfulness being reported saddens Ms. Dash and her family.”
Dash and Marty were married on April 6, 2018, shortly after the conservative actress withdrew from the race for California’s 44th congressional district. It is her fourth marriage.