UPDATE 1: 9/30/19, 5:50pm ET — Stacey’s manager Nick Terry tells HollywoodLife.com: “On the evening of Sunday, September 29, 2019, actress Stacey Dash and her husband had a marital dispute in their Tampa, FL suburb; Pasco County Deputies were dispatched to their residence. 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.”
He continues, “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 and we ask that Ms. Dash and her family’s privacy will be respected.”
ORIGINAL: Hours after it was reported that actress Stacey Dash had been jailed for domestic battery in Florida, bodycam footage from her September 29 arrest has been revealed. The video shows the POV of the arresting officer with the Pasco County, Florida police, who puts the Clueless actress into handcuffs outside her home, and leads her to his car. During the incident, Stacey is subdued and fighting back tears. She breaks down, asking the officer if she’s being arrested. He assures her that he’ll explain everything once they get to the car. He calmly asks her a series of questions — has she ever been arrested, does she have a concealed carry weapon — to which she all replies “no.”
The officer strikes up a conversation with her as they walk through the complex’s parking lot, asking her where she’s from and what she does for a living. “I’m an actress…. I did a film called Clueless,” she says, through tears. “I’m taking a break. I did politics for awhile. I was a Fox News contributor.” At the car, a female police officer pats Stacey down. The actress is wearing an oversized t-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops; her hair was in a messy bun, and, judging by her mug shot, she either wasn’t wearing makeup or had cried it all off. The video ends with Stacey getting into the back of the police cruiser. You can watch the full footage above.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s office confirmed to HollywoodLife that, “Pasco Sheriff’s deputies arrested Stacey Dash Lauretta, 52, for domestic battery. She was arrested on probable cause due to the evidence at the scene.” Stacey allegedly attacked her husband, Jeffrey Marty, according to sources who spoke to TMZ, allegedly pushing him and slapping him at their home. Police responded to a domestic dispute call around 7:45pm ET, and observed scratches on her husband’s arm. She was taken into custody, and is currently being held on a $500 bail.
Another source told TMZ that the actress allegedly acted in self-defense, that her husband allegedly attempted to choke her. Stacey is reportedly who called 911, and she was arrested because while her husband had scratch marks, she had none.