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Boardwalk Empire Star Paz de la Huerta Accused of Assault

By DNAinfo Staff on March 24, 2011 8:14am  | Updated on March 24, 2011 8:23am

By Gabriela Resto-Montero

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Paz de la Huerta, star of the HBO drama "Boardwalk Empire", is facing assault charges after allegedly punching a former reality TV star in the face at the Standard Hotel Sunday.

De la Huerta, 26, who plays Steve Buscemi's girlfriend in the gritty drama, allegedly punched MTV star Samantha Swetra on Sunday morning at the hotel on 848 Washington Street, the New York Post reported. Swetra was one of the stars of "The City," MTV's Manhattan-based reality TV show follow to "The Hills."

Detectives at the Sixth Precinct arrested de la Huerta Tuesday and charged her with assault, according to the NYPD. She was issued a desk appearance ticket and released, prosecutors said. She's due in Manhattan Criminal Court on Apr. 19.