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Stacey Dash, the actress best known for her role in “Clueless,” was arrested over the weekend on a domestic battery charge after allegedly pushing and slapping a man during an argument.
Dash, 52, and the victim, who police have not named, got into a verbal argument on Sunday night at Dash’s home in New Port Richey, Florida, where she lives with her husband Jeffrey Marty.
"The defendant pushed the victim and slapped him in the face," an arrest report obtained by Oxygen.com states. "The victim sustained red scratch marks to his left upper arm from being pushed."
Bodycam footage of her arrest, provided by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, shows Dash being cuffed while wearing an oversized T-shirt and flip flops.
“Am I being arrested?” she asks the officer at one point.
The arresting officer attempts to make small talk with the actress as he walks her to the backseat of a patrol car. Dash is soft spoken as she answers questions, replying that she was born in the Bronx and that she is an actress and political person taking a break from work. She stated that she has never been arrested before.
While best known for her role in the 1995 teen classic film “Clueless” (which she mentioned during her arrest), Dash also had roles in “The Cosby Show” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” While she previously identified as a Democrat, she became a Republican in 2012 and even became a Fox News contributor from 2014 to 2017.
Dash was booked on $500 bail. A spokesperson for the Pasco Sheriff’s Office told Oxygen.com that she was released from jail a little before noon on Monday.
The arrest report blacked out the name of the victim, as is standard procedure in domestic battery.
Marty is Dash's fourth husband. They married last year days after Dash decided that she would no longer be running for congress in California as a Republican.
In a 2016 interview with People, Dash revealed that while in her twenties, she was in an abusive relationship with a man.
“He would punch me in my body, my legs, my chest, anything that could be covered,” Dash said. “But part of me felt like I deserved it because what I was coming from was no better. I didn’t have an identity. That’s why I fight for women and people in the inner cities today. I want them to know it will get better.”
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