Following a domestic violence arrest last month, actress Marie Avgeropoulos has entered a not guilty plea in relation to the incident.
The 32-year-old Canadian actress was charged with one count of injuring a spouse, cohabitant, boyfriend, or child’s parent, and entered the not guilty plea through her attorney during an arraignment on Monday, according to a press release issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Avgeropoulos, known for her role as Octavia Blake on the CW’s “The 100,” could face up to 364 days in county jail if convicted.
She was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence in August after getting into a fight with her boyfriend. He reportedly called police from inside a car, and responding officers arrested Avgeropoulos upon arrival after noticing marks on his body.
Avgeropoulos was released later that day after posting $50,000 bond.
The presser from the LA County DA's Office confirmed that the actress had fought with her 41-year-old boyfriend—whose identity has not been released—in a car. Avgeropoulos is alleged to have struck the man multiple times in the head, neck, and arms, causing minor injuries.
The case is currently under investigation, according to the office.
Shortly after Avgeropoulos was arrested, a source close to the actress told TMZ that Avgeropoulos suffered an unexpected reaction after mixing new medication with wine during dinner, causing her to lash out.
Her boyfriend allegedly called police in the hopes of having the situation mediated, according to the outlet, which also reports that he protested her arrest and later bailed her out of jail.
Avgeropoulos has not publicly discussed her arrest or the resulting investigation surrounding her.
[Photo Credits: Getty, Glendale Police Department]
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