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'Hairspray' Star Nikki Blonsky Arrested on Assault Charges After Airport Fight

August 02, 2008 02:50:30 GMT

She was arrested on assault charges after being involved in an altercation at a Caribbean airport on July 30 that also involved "America's Next Top Model" contestant Bianca Golden and her mom.


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Nikki Blonsky became the subject of heavy media publication when she was involved in a cat fight at a Caribbean airport Wednesday, July 30 which then led to her arrest on assault charges. Her father Carl Blonsky was also involved in the brawl and he was arrested and charged with inflicting bodily harm.

US Weekly, the first to report the arrest, doesn't detail the complete story on how the altercation, occurred at Providenciales International Airport in Turks and Caicos Islands and involved one-time "America's Next Top Model" contestant Bianca Golden and her mom, begun. Other news media report that the fight broke out over saving seats in the lounge.

Nikky allegedly saved five seats for her family and when Bianca's mother Elaine Golden asked her to move some luggage so she and the rest of her entourage could sit down, the "Hairspray" actress refused, TMZ reports. It was during that time that an altercation erupted with both parties started yelling and cursing at each other and worse they even threw things. The cat fight caused Elaine to be flown to a Florida hospital, where she's currently in the ICU, reportedly with a serious head injury.

"Things got out of hand in an argument over seats in the departure lounge, and several people were involved in an altercation," Sgt. Chase of the Turks and Caicos Islands Police Department revealed. "There were some injuries involved."

Nikki was arrested on charges of assault and actual bodily harm as well as common assault, and released on bail. She was seen making a court appearance on Friday morning, August 1, sporting a neck brace, supposedly as a result of the fight. She's due to return to court on December 1. Bianca, on the other hand, was charged with actual bodily harm and assault. She was also detained but released on bail.

Nikki's father Carl who was charged with grevious bodily harm for allegedly beating down Elaine that she's hurt so badly will remain in jail for nine days until a hearing is set on his bail, scheduled for August 8.

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