Leonardo DiCaprio’s face slasher arrested in Canada

from www.examiner.com – The woman responsible for slashing Leonardo DiCaprio’s face with a drinking glass at a house party in 2005 was recently arrested in Ontario and taken into custody.

TMZ reports that Aretha Wilson, the person responsible for the slashing, fled the US after being arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

The incident took place at the Hollywood Hills home of Rick Salomon (best known as Paris Hilton’s Sex tape co-star), and ended with Leonardo DiCaprio needing 17 stitches to his face and ear.

Though the 39-year old model Wilson was arrested in Canada, authorities say she has agreed to be extradited back to the U.S. to await trial.

The Catch Me If You Can filmstar is expected to testify against Wilson, who allegedly attacked her ex-boyfriend with a beer bottle by hitting him over the head only 1 year after her attack on the famous celebrity.

So far DiCaprio management has not issued a statement.

Back story: July 3, 2009: Movie star Leonardo DiCaprio is expected to testify that a Toronto woman accused of throwing a drinking glass at him at a Hollywood Hills party started by yelling profanities at him, according to U.S. prosecutors.

“He turned around and recognized the woman yelling to be Aretha Wilson, a former girlfriend of his friend, Damon Nelson,” according to a document filed in Ontario Superior Court.

Wilson, a 39-year-old former model now living in Scarborough, was granted bail yesterday by Justice Faye McWatt.

She had been held at the Vanier Centre for Women in Milton after Toronto police arrested her Monday night on a warrant at the request of L.A. police for extradition to face a charge of assault with a deadly weapon against DiCaprio.

Among the conditions of her release, she must have no contact with DiCaprio or Rick Salomon, the former boyfriend of Paris Hilton who hosted the party where the assault allegedly took place, in the early morning of June 17, 2005. She also had to hand over her passport and abide by an 11 p.m. curfew.

She returns July 16 to set a date for an extradition hearing.

A publication ban was placed on all evidence at the bail hearing.

But, according to the “record of the case for the prosecution” submitted by Los Angeles County deputy district attorney Carol Burke, DiCaprio is expected to testify that he replied to Wilson, as she swore at him, to get her to stop yelling at him, but that she “only became more aggressive and agitated.”

DiCaprio went to leave the party, with Wilson still yelling. “As DiCaprio walked away, he felt liquid hit him on the back of the neck,” the document states.

“DiCaprio turned to face Wilson and observed her swing a drinking glass toward the side of his face. The glass struck DiCaprio on the left side of his face.”

DiCaprio is expected to testify that his face began bleeding and he went to hospital, and that he was given 17 stitches, according to U.S. authorities. The allegations have not been tested in court.

Both Salomon and DiCaprio identified Wilson in a photo shown to them by police, the document states.

Los Angeles police say they issued an arrest warrant for Wilson in 2005 after she failed to show up at a police station. Last year, she received a suspended sentence and two years probation in a second glass-slashing incident.

After she attacked boyfriend Wyatt Cote, 34, on Feb. 5, 2006, he jumped to his death from an apartment balcony.

Los Angeles police have said that they had to wait for Wilson’s case in the Toronto slashing incident to be dealt with before they could seek her extradition.

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