Paz de la Huerta's Excuse for Assault: 'I'm a Real Actress, HBO'

María de la Paz Elizabeth Sofía Adriana de la Huerta—known to mere mortals as actress Paz de la Huerta—has been charged with third-degree assault, attempted assault, harassment, and criminal possession of a weapon for a bar brawl with MTV reality star Samantha Swetra.

According to the prosecution, Paz punched Samantha in the face—bloodying her nose and mouth—and threw glass at her as revenge for teasing. Afterward, the Boardwalk Empire actress explained herself thusly:

"I'm a real actress—HBO. She's a publicity seeker, a fake actress," prosecutors say De la Huerta told cops after the March 20th dust-up at the Standard Hotel.

Oooh. This is going to be good. Did I mention that Lindsay Lohan was present at the Standard Hotel beatdown? Paz will be back in court mid-May. [NYDN, image via Getty]

Previously:

Paz de la Huerta Arrested for Drunk Attack on MTV Party Girl