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Paz de la Huerta charged with assault over NYC bar fight

Paz De La Huerta at the Yigal Azrouel Fall 2011 fashion show on Feb. 16, 2011, in New York. Getty Images

(CBS/AP) - "Boardwalk Empire" actress Paz de la Huerta appeared in court Tuesday and was formally charged with assault for allegedly attacking a MTV reality personality at a New York City hotel bar in March.

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According to TMZ, de la Huerta, who plays Lucy Danziger, the girlfriend of Steve Buscemi's character on the HBO series, was hit with five misdemeanor charges, including attempted assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, harassment and two counts of third-degree assault.

The 26-year-old was arrested last month for allegedly getting physical with Samantha Swetra, a model and former MTV "The City" reality star, at New York's Standard Hotel bar on March 20.

A court complaint says de la Huerta punched Swetra in the face and threw a glass that cut her leg. Lindsay Lohan was reportedly sitting next to Swetra and helped her pull shards of glass out of her leg.

Manhattan prosecutors say de la Huerta then told police she herself was "a real actress,'' while Swetra was a "fake" one and "a publicity seeker.''

De la Huerta's lawyer says she's "asking people not to rush to judgment.''

She is due back in court on May 19, TMZ reports.

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