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Stacey Dash off the hook in assault case as prosecutors drop charge and case is closed

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Stacey Dash will not stand trial for domestic battery after Florida prosecutors dropped their case against the actress on Thursday.

Court records obtained by DailyMail.com show prosecutors ‘abandoned’ the single charge of battery against the actress and that the case’s status was changed to ‘closed.’ 

And no one was happier with this news than the victim, Dash’s husband Jeffrey Marty.

‘Today, the State Attorney made the right call by declining to file charges against my wife, @staceydash,’ wrote Marty on Twitter.

‘She was arrested over my objection at the time, but due to the pending investigation, I waited to comment until now.’

He then added: ‘We both look forward to getting this behind us.’ 

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Well there goes your social life: Stacey Dash (above being arrested early Monday) will not stand trial for domestic battery after Florida prosecutors dropped their case

Well there goes your social life: Stacey Dash (above being arrested early Monday) will not stand trial for domestic battery after Florida prosecutors dropped their case

Marty did not say how he objected to Dash’s arrest, but was sure to delete a tweet he posted on Sunday before making that claim on Twitter. 

It was right around the same time that Dash was being handcuffed that Marty wrote: ‘Anyone who would falsely use law enforcement to destroy another person’s life deserves exactly what they get.’ 

He also allowed police to take his wife into custody wearing just a shirt and flip flops. 

Marty, who is a lawyer, married the actress last year. Dash said ‘I do’ to husbnd number four just 10 days after they met. 

The complaint that was filed in the case stated that Dash ‘pushed the victim and slapped him in the face.’

It then noted that the victim ‘sustained red scratch marks to his left upper arm from being pushed.’

Dash and Marty ‘reside in the same household together as a family unit’ it is noted, ‘and are intimate partners.’ 

Marty party: It was Dash who called police to her home at about 7.45pm (husbnd Jeffrey Marty above)

Marty party: It was Dash who called police to her home at about 7.45pm (husbnd Jeffrey Marty above)

The actress was being held at the Land-O-Lakes Detention Facility. 

Dash rose to fame starring as Dionne Davenport in the 1995 film Clueless alongside Alicia Silverstone. 

The actress married her lawyer husband in Florida last year. 

It is her fourth marriage after previously being married to Brian Lovell, James Maby and Emmanuel Xuereb. 

She has two children – a 16-year-old daughter and 27-year-old son – from previous relationships. 

Her latest wedding in Spring last year came soon after she launched a failed bid to enter politics. 

She had announced she was running as a Republican for California’s 44th district in February 2018 but withdrew from the congressional race just a month later. 

Dash, who was an on-air contributor at Fox News until 2016, is a frequent supporter of President Donald Trump. She supported him in the last election.

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Dash claims to have voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 election but then switched her party affiliation in 2012 to Republican and endorsed Mitt Romney in the election. 

The actress had submitted a written plea of not guilty to a single charge of domestic battery the day before the case was closed.

She also demanded a jury trial, three days after she was heard on a 911 call saying that her husband and his children were conspiring against her. 

Don't call her 'woman': The attack allegedly occurred after Dash and her stepdaughter, 15, got into a fight, and the actress pushed the teenager (Dash above in Clueless)

Don’t call her ‘woman’: The attack allegedly occurred after Dash and her stepdaughter, 15, got into a fight, and the actress pushed the teenager (Dash above in Clueless)

Dash had been facing a sentence of up to one year in prison after the alleged attack, which all started over a fight between the actress and her stepdaughter.  

Dash submitted her written plea after being paired with a public defender. Dash told the court that is indigent, and in a court form listed no savings or property of any value. 

Court forms also identify Dash as a ‘white’ female. It is unclear if that is how she classified herself or if that was mistakenly put in by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, who told DailyMail.com that they could not comment on any personal information. 

Dash, who in 2016 said that Black History Month should be abolished, is the daughter of a Mexican-American mother and an African-American father. The complaint notes that she did provide officers with her driver’s license. 

The  Pasco County Sheriff’s Office later explained why they noted that Dash was white.

‘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,’ said a spokesperson in a statement. 

‘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.’ 

The statement went on to explain that officers ‘are unable to capture information that is outside of these racial categories established by the Department of Justice.’ 

Dash and Marty were already allowed to have contact while she awaited trial, and he was the one to bail her out of jail the day after the incident. 

The 52-year-old was taken into custody in the early hours of Monday morning at the home she shares with Marty in Pasco County, Florida. 

Body camera footage taken by the arresting officers shows Dash being handcuffed and placed in the back of a squad car wearing nothing but a long t-shirt and flip flops.  

It was Dash who called police to her home at about 7:45pm, claiming that her husband had placed her in a chokehold.

That allegedly occurred after Dash and her stepdaughter, 15, got into a fight, and the actress pushed the teenager. 

In the body cam footage, Dash appeared confused as she was placed in handcuffs and could be heard asking if she was under arrest. 

The arresting officer later asked Dash where she was born and what she did for a living. She told him she was an actress and that she starred in the film Clueless. 

Dash also mentioned working in politics and her stint as a Fox News contributor.  

 

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