NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) – A well-known actress from the 90s has been arrested in Pasco County.
Stacey Dash, who starred as Dionne Davenport in the 1995 teen comedy “Clueless,” was arrested and charged with domestic battery Sunday night in New Port Richey.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at an apartment on Avana Way just before 8 p.m. Deputies say 52-year-old Dash got into a verbal argument with the victim, who was not identified by the sheriff’s office.
An arrest report says Dash pushed the victim and slapped him in the face. The victim suffered red scratch marks on his arm from being pushed, deputies say.
Dash was the one who made the 911 call, claiming that she was the victim. In the call, released by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, dash says an adult and three children were involved and repeatedly tells the dispatcher the children are disrespectful.
“We were all arguing. I asked his daughter to get out of my face because she was in my face, I pushed her back, he put me into a chokehold,” Dash tells the dispatcher in the 911 call.
A commotion can be heard in the background of the call. Dash responds to the people in the background at times but is told by the dispatcher to stop engaging with them.
“If it’s safe to do so, separate yourself from him and avoid further contact,” the dispatcher tells her.
Less than 10 minutes into the call, Dash tells the dispatcher the situation has calmed down and she doesn’t think law enforcement is necessary. She also tells the dispatcher she is going to try and leave.
“I don’t live here so I need to get on an airplane to get out of here to get to L.A.,” Dash says.
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office says responding deputies determined Dash was not the victim – but the suspect.
Dash was taken into custody for domestic battery and taken to the Land O’ Lakes detention facility.
After appearing in “Clueless,” Dash went on to reprise her role in a TV spin-off with the same name. Since then, she’s made appearances in several television shows and movies and was featured in one of Kanye West’s music videos.
Dash was hired as a contributor on Fox News in 2014. Her contract was not renewed and she left the network in 2017.
In 2018, Dash announced she was running for Congress as a Republican in California’s 44th congressional district. She dropped out of the race about a month later.
Page Six reported last year that Dash secretly married lawyer Jeffrey Marty in Florida in April. Marty is her fourth husband.
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