Scratch that: all’s good between Stacey Dash and her husband!
The Clueless actress was bailed out by hubby Jeffrey Marty following her arrest after an alleged domestic violence incident on Sunday, and Dash now claims the earlier reports of
Following the arrest, the former Fox News contributor was said to have claimed she was set up by her husband of one year and his “awful children,” according to TMZ. Dash’s “manager,” Sean P. Jackson, echoed her claims to People on Monday that she was actually acting in self-defense.
He told the outlet:
“Stacey actually called the police because she was attacked by her husband. He choked her and she was defending herself. When the police arrived, they couldn’t see any physical marks on her, but they did see them on him.”
Jackson claimed police later detected marks on Dash’s neck during a medical evaluation. They still kept her held on $500 bail — which Marty reportedly paid on Monday to free her from the Land O’ Lakes detention facility in Pasco County.
Dash addressed the incident in a statement on Monday, confirming she and her hubby “had a marital dispute” and that police did arrive at their home. However, she said the allegation of her husband attacking her was untrue — and that the man who claimed to TMZ to be her “manager” isn’t actually her manager!
The statement read:
“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 source’s relationship to Ms. Dash and the events of the evening were misrepresented.”
That’s right, y’all — we (apparently) just got Fake News’d!
The statement went on to say:
“No charges were pressed by her husband, however, Deputies arrested Ms. Dash peacefully, as a formality. Ms. Dash’s 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… 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 and we ask that Ms. Dash and her family’s privacy will be respected.”
We’re so relieved to hear these reports were blown out of proportion! We just hope that’s the truth…
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