Paz de la Huerta of 'Boardwalk Empire' pleads guilty in bar fight
Paz de la Huerta, the "Boardwalk Empire" actress arrested in March on assault charges after a girl-on-girl bar fight in New York, ended the drama Thursday by pleading guilty to harassing "The City" star Samantha Swetra.
De la Huerta said she was "extremely glad this is over." With the original five misdemeanor counts reduced to a violation, she's looking at one day of community service and 12 weeks of alcohol counseling.
A punch and a glass thrown by the actress during the hotel-bar brawl left MTV reality star Swetra with a bloodied nose and an unsolicited view of De la Huerta's breast. According to the criminal complaint, fighting words were thrown as well: "I'm a real actress -- HBO. She's a publicity-seeker, a fake actress."
That alcohol counseling might come in handy the next time Hollywood's award season rolls around: De la Huerta was filmed in January being turned away from a Golden Globes after-party for being too drunk.
Clad in a formal gown that also allowed for a nipple slip, she then tripped on a curb and fell in a gutter on the way back to her ride.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: "Boardwalk Empire" actress Paz de la Huerta and attorney Jamel Oeser-Sweat walk into the Manhattan Criminal Courts building in New York City on July 14. Credit: Craig Ruttle / Associated Press