Stacey Dash Released From Custody, Tells Judge She Can't Afford to Hire Private Lawyer

October 2, 2019

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In court docs, Stacey Dash--who was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of domestic battery toward her husband, Jeffrey Marty--told a judge that she doesn't have enough money to hire a private lawyer. According to TMZ, a judge assigned her a public defender, at least at the moment, but wants to see financial info. It's unclear whether Dash will need the representation, as she was released from custody on Monday afternoon, according to a statement from her manager. "No further legal action is pending. The marital dispute, while personal and unfortunate, has since been blown out of proportion." The statement then went on to ask for privacy, and refuted a TMZ report that Dash acted in self-defense, writing that the report "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." Still, in a 911 call obtained by the Blast, Dash tells the operator that Marty put her in a chokehold after she pushed his daughter out of her face, and has "red marks on her neck" to prove it. Later in the call, she also adds that Marty is taking photos of scratches on his arms "that I did not put there" and slams the behavior of his children. 

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