Orange Is The New Black Star Dascha Polanco Facing Assault Charges For Allegedly Beating a 17-year-old

On screen bad girl (and one sexy  thick girl) Dascha Polanco is facing assault charges.

Polanco who plays  Dayanara Diaz on the popular series Orange is The New Black, was  July 29 after she allegedly attacked 17-year-old Michelle Cardona.

Polanco appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on December 3, (she also turned 33 on the same day) to answer to the allegations.

According to court documents,

“Ms. Cardona observed the defendant strike Ms. Cardona about the face and head with a closed fist at least three times, pull Ms. Cardona’s hair, and strike Ms. Cardona’s arms with the defendant’s hands and nails.”

Cardona was invited via Twitter message from Polanco to visit Polanco at her W.190th St. residence.

It’s not clear what sparked the alleged altercation.

Polanco’s attorney, Gerald Lefcourt says the entire thing is a money grab attempt.

“It’s a setup to try to get money and it was tape-recorded. This young woman was trying to extort her to drop the case. We’re confident the charges will be dismissed.”

The Brooklyn-raised actress faces assault, attempted assault and harassment raps. She’s due back in court in January.


Author: Geo Gee

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