Orange is The New Black Star Charged With Assault

Dascha Polanco, who plays Dayanara Diaz in Orange is the News Black, has been charged with assault.

Polanco is facing assault charges because she is accused of punching and scratching a teenage girl. She was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court for attacking 17-year-old Michelle Cardona.

The assault reportedly took place in Polanco’s New York apartment on July 29.

However, Polanco’s attorney Gerard Lefcourt is arguing that this is nothing more than a scheme to extort money from Polanco and is confident the charges will be dismissed. Polanco should be appearing in court on Jan. 28, 2016.

Polanco herself also seems confident she will come out the winner, as she posted a photo to Instagram, proclaiming: “I’m a warrior! The truth is set to come…. Good always prevails.”

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