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'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash has domestic battery charge dropped

Posted at 2:09 PM, Oct 04, 2019

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — "Clueless" actress Stacey Dash is no longer facing a domestic battery charge after it was dropped by prosecutors Thursday.

Dash, 52, was arrested Sunday night after she got into a verbal argument with her husband before she pushed and slapped him in the face, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

She was charged with domestic battery. She pleaded not guilty to the charge Wednesday, the day before it was dropped.

At the time of the arrest, deputies said "the victim sustained red scratch marks to his left upper arm from being pushed."

In a 911 call, Dash told dispatchers she was the victim, and that her husband put her into a chokehold.

She told authorities she does not live in the apartment in Pasco and had to take a flight back to Los Angeles.

Dash came to fame for her role as high school student Dionne in the beloved 1995 teen comedy film "Clueless."

A public defender was appointed to represent her after she told the court that she couldn't afford to hire her own attorney, the court documents said.

If you or someone you know may be a victim of domestic violence, call the 1-800-500-1119 hotline to connect with experts at the DV center located nearest you.

This story was originally published by WFTS.