Stacey Dash Says Domestic Violence Arrest Was ‘Blown Out of Proportion’

Stacey Dash — Stock Photo Stacey Dash at the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA. 03-07-10 — Photo by s_bukley

Stacey Dash has spoken out about her recent arrest on domestic violence charges, saying the situation was “blown out of proportion” by the media.

“Like normal married couples my husband and I had a marital dispute that escalated,” the Clueless actress wrote in a statement posted on her personal website Sunday.

She issued the statement after officials in Pasco County, Florida dismissed the case.

“No charges were pressed by her husband, however, deputies arrested Ms. Dash peacefully, as a formality,” the statement said. “The marital dispute, while personal and unfortunate, has since been blown out of proportion.”

Dash, 52, was taken into custody on the night of September 29. She was accused at the time of allegedly
pushing and slapping her husband, attorney Jeffrey Marty.

“Her husband appeared in court the next day on her behalf and Ms. Dash was released from the Land O’ Lakes detention facility. No further legal action is pending,” the statement noted, adding that Dash is a domestic abuse survivor from a previous relationship and has “championed for other abuse victims to speak up.”

Dash and Marty were married in April 2018. He’s her fourth husband.