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Paz de la Huerta charged with assaulting reality star

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Actress Paz De La Huerta poses backstage at the Yigal Azrouel Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on February 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images For IMG) *** Local Caption *** Paz De La Huerta
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Paz De La Huerta at Lincoln Center in New York City, February 16, 2011
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - "Boardwalk Empire" star Paz de la Huerta spent her Tuesday in a Manhattan court where she was charged with assault for last month's scuffle at the Standard Hotel. De la Huerta got into trouble on March 20 when she allegedly punched and threw a glass at Samantha Swetra, the formerly reality star of MTV's "the City."

Swetra was with her pal Lindsay Lohan at the time of the fight.

Paz was charged with five misdemeanors, including attempted assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, harassment and two counts of third-degree assault. She reportedly remained silent during the arraignment, and was released without bail.

De la Huerta derided Swetra saying, "I'm a real actress - HBO. She's a publicity-seeker, a fake actress," according to prosecutors.

"We're asking people not to rush to judgment and to let (de la Huerta) have her day in court," defense lawyer Jamel Oeser-Sweat said.

The actress plays Lucy Danziger, the girlfriend of Steve Buscemi's character, on the HBO series. The 26-year-old de la Heurta has also appeared in films including "The Cider House Rules," "A Walk to Remember" and "The Limits of Control."

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