OITNB's Dascha Polanco Accused of Assault, Lawyer Says She's Being Extorted
The 33-year-old actress allegedly assaulted the girl at her home and the accuser, Michelle Cardona, suffered “bruising and redness to her face, scratches to her arms, and substantial pain,” police said.
“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,” the court papers said.
Dascha‘s lawyer is shooting down the claims.
“It’s a setup to try to get money and it was tape-recorded,” her defense lawyer Gerald Lefcourt said. “This young woman was trying to extort her to drop the case. We’re confident the charges will be dismissed.”