Nikki Blonsky charged in Turks and Caicos fight

August 1, 2008 5:39:11 PM PDT
A judge in the Turks and Caicos islands has released on bond U.S. actress Nikki Blonsky and a contestant from America's Next Top Model in connection to a recent fistfight. Prosecutors say that both Blonsky and Bianca Golden were aboard a flight in the Caribbean nation when they started fighting over an occupied seat. Blonsky's father was also charged in the fight and will remain in jail until Aug. 8.

All three appeared in court on Friday. Prosecutors said that a fourth person related to Golden was injured Wednesday in the fight and treated at a hospital in the U.S.

Blonsky had received a Critics' Choice Award for best young actress for the dance musical "Hairspray."