This is good stuff. Actress Paz de la Huerta, seen here at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 30, 2011, has been arrested after allegedly assaulting former star of The City, Samantha Swetra. The Boardwalk Empire actress is accused of throwing a glass at Swetra and punching her in the face.
Here’s the best part. The reason for the alleged assault was because Swetra allegedly started making fun of De La Huerta for being so drunk, prompting the actress to retaliate and reportedly lash out at Swetra, before being escorted from the venue.
An insider told the New York Daily News that de la Huerta approached Swetra’s table “after 3 a.m.” where she was with a group of friends that included Lindsay Lohan (who was staying at the hotel that night). Swetra and de la Huerta had not met before Sunday, a second source said, but that didn’t stop the NYC-born actress from flirting with one of Swetra’s male pals.
That’s when, our first source adds, de la Huerta suddenly lost her footing and went crashing into an adjacent table. After taking in the unexpected pratfall – which, our source adds, resulted in one of de la Huerta’s breasts “hanging out of her dress”- an amused Swetra yelled out “triple axel!”
That is what allegedly set Paz off. Swetra was later seen sporting a bruised face and a swollen lip, filed a police report on this morning.
Lesson to be learned – do not make fun of a drunk Paz de la Huerta.