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'OITNB' Star Dascha Polanco Faces Assault And Harassment Charges After Allegedly Hitting A Teenager

Dascha Polanco is best known for playing the character Dayanara "Daya" Diaz
on Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is The New Black actress Dascha Polanco faces assault, attempted assault and harassment charges after allegedly hitting a teenager, according to CBS News.

The OITNB star was arrested in July for allegedly punching, scratching and pulling the hair of 17-year-old, Michelle Cardona, reports Page Six

Dascha had to show up to court on Thursday, which was also her 33rd birthday. Damn. 

"Though the events of July 29 are unclear, police sources say that Polanco invited Cardona to her apartment in Upper Manhattan over text. Court documents show that Cardona told police Polanco assaulted her in Polanco's apartment.
"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," it said in the court papers. The actress was arrested that day."
The teenager was hospitalized after suffering "bruising and redness to her face, scratches to her arms and substantial pain," police said.
"It's a setup to try to get money and it was tape-recorded," Dascha's lawyer said. "This young woman was trying to extort her to drop the case. We're confident the charges will be dismissed."

[Source: CBS News