A fight between Stacey Dash and her 15-year-old stepdaughter has placed the actress in an unfortunate legal mess.
An update on the story awaits below…
The star dialled 911 during a heated argument with her family and explained that her husband had placed her in a chokehold after the spat between she and her daughter became physical.
She was arrested once the police arrived because she was accused of assaulting her husband and learned that she could face a sentence of one year in prison as a result of her alleged actions.
Now it has emerged that she has received a public defender after revealing that she has no savings or property of any value and is demanding a jury trial after pleading not guilty to the single charge of domestic battery.
Twitter users had this to say about her arrest.
I feel sorry for Stacey Dash that’s y I will never marry a man who has not put his foot down when it comes to having his kids from another female respect me. Her husband was suppose to have stepped n and handles them kids not out her n no damn choke hold tf.
— tannedbarbie (@tannedbarb) October 1, 2019
Everyone is making jokes about @StaceyDash getting her negro wake up call today. That arrest was not racially motivated and I feel so sorry for her, she’s isolated herself and clearly doesn’t have any money or much support. Look how she’s living now in a regular apartment complex
— Jade (@Naijella86) September 30, 2019
The Stacey Dash jokes are flying, which is cool I guess, but like.. that woman might be getting abused by a husband who might have framed her to be arrested.. and.. that isn’t a funny situation
— ?? My antics are always needed (@MizzCandy09) October 2, 2019
The troubling news doesn’t end there.
For, it appears that the actress, whose middle name is Lauretta, told police that she identifies as a white woman when she was booked.
— Dirty™ (@dirtyredd901) October 2, 2019
TMZ reports that Dash does not identify as a white woman and that she was listed as such in error.
A spokesperson for the Pasco Sheriff’s Department explains…
Stacey Dash was never asked her race by the arresting deputy, nor did she volunteer any information about her race. The arresting deputy assumed that she was Hispanic.
However, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office follows the Department of Justice Uniform Crime Reporting standards and, according to the DOJ reporting requirements the only allowable races are: Asian/Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Unknown, or White.