Ponsetto’s lawyer entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf during a video arraignment in Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday, the New York Post reports. Ponsetto, 22, is scheduled to appear in court next on Oct. 20.
Ponsetto falsely accused a teenager of stealing her phone, then tackled him at a New York City hotel on Dec. 26, 2020. The incident was recorded on camera. She was arrested in January in her home state of California.
The New York Police Department had flown detectives to California with a warrant for Ponsetto's arrest.
Ponsetto's phone was later found in an Uber, and was returned by the driver.
In January's arrest, Ventura County Sheriff's deputies arrested Ponsetto after spotting her driving near her home in Piru, northwest of Los Angeles. She drove two blocks before stopping her vehicle, then refused to get out of the car, the sheriff's office said.