Stacey Dash's Domestic Battery Case Dropped

The actress entered a not guilty plea earlier this week.

By Samantha Schnurr Oct 04, 2019 3:29 PMTags
Watch: Stacey Dash Arrested for Domestic Battery: See Her Mugshot

UPDATE: On Friday, domestic battery charges against Stacey Dash were officially dropped, the Pasco County State Attorney's office confirmed to E! News. This comes just four days after the Clueless star was arrested for allegedly getting into a "martial dispute" with husband Jeffrey Marty. According to a complaint affidavit, police noted he "sustained red scratch marks to his left upper arm from being pushed."

However, the attorney's office now tells E!, "while Jeffrey was cooperative, he was unable to verify where the scratches came from."


UPDATE: Stacey Dash pleaded not guilty to a domestic battery charge on Wednesday. The written plea was entered just a few days after her arrest. She has since been released.


UPDATE: A rep for Stacey Dash tells E! News in a statement that she and "her husband had a marital dispute" and while "no charges were pressed by her husband [...] Deputies arrested Ms. Dash peacefully, as a formality."

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According to the statement, her husband appeared in court today, September 30th, on her behalf and Ms. Dash was released from the Land O' Lakes detention facility. No further legal action is pending. The marital dispute, while personal and unfortunate, has since been blown out of proportion. An earlier report on TMZ.com said her manager told TMZ that she was attacked by her husband—both the sources' relationship to Ms. Dash and the events of the evening were misrepresented. 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."

No further comments will be made from the Clueless actress' reps and they ask to respect her family's privacy.


Stacey Dash has been arrested. 

The Clueless alum has been taken into police custody, the Pasco County Sheriff confirmed to E! News.

Pasco County Sheriff

According to a complaint affidavit obtained by E! News, Dash was arrested on Sunday night in Florida on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. Police said Dash was in a verbal argument with an unnamed man and allegedly pushed and slapped him in the face. Police noted he "sustained red scratch marks to his left upper arm from being pushed." Per the affidavit, Dash was transported to the Land O Lakes detention facility. 

The star's rep declined to comment to E! News.

In March 2018, the actress made headlines when she announced she was "withdrawing my candidacy for California's 44th Congressional District."

"I started this run with the intention to address the pressing issues in the district where I live. I hoped, and remain hopeful, that I can assist people living here on the national level. My goal was, and remains, to improve the lives of people who have been forgotten for decades by the Democratic Party," she said in a statement issued at the time. "At this point, I believe that the overall bitterness surrounding our political process, participating in the rigors of campaigning, and holding elected office would be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of my family. I would never want to betray the personal and spiritual principles I believe in most: that my God and my family come first."

She reportedly wed Jeffrey Marty a week later.

(This story was originally published on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 at 11:43 a.m. PST.)

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