TRINITY — The Pasco County deputy who handcuffed and arrested actress Stacey Dash Sunday night on a domestic battery charge apparently isn’t a fan.
Dash, 52, was arrested on a domestic battery charge after she pushed and scratched an unidentified victim during an argument, according to a Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit.
In a redacted 9-1-1 recording the Sheriff's Office released late Monday afternoon, Dash told a dispatcher she had been "assaulted by my husband," who had out her in a choke hold.
In the arrest affidavit, the deputy wrote that Dash had pushed the victim and slapped him in the face and the victim had red scratch marks on the arm from being pushed.
The incident took place at an apartment complex off Duck Slough Boulevard.
In video from the male deputy’s body camera released Monday afternoon by the Sheriff’s Office, Dash asked in a subdued voice, “Am I being arrested?” The deputy had requested that she put her hands behind her back.
On the walk to the deputy’s patrol car, Dash replied no when she was asked if she has a license to carry a concealed firearm and whether she had ever been arrested in Florida or “in general.”
After Dash told the deputy she was born in the Bronx, New York, the deputy asked her “what do you do for work.”
“I’m an actress,” Dash replied.
When the deputy asked what kind of things she had acted in, Dash told him she had been on TV and in movies, adding, “I did a film called “Clueless.’ ” Dash starred in the 1995 teen comedy along with Alicia Silverstone, “Ant Man” star Paul Rudd and the late Brittany Murphy.
Asked if she was in anything now, Dash said she was taking a break after “doing politics” and a stint as a Fox News contributor.
Dash, one of a relatively small number of conservative Republicans in the entertainment industry, dropped a plan to run for a seat in the U.S. House in 2018 because of the bitter tenor of political debate in the country.