Date: 12th August 2010

DiCaprio Attacker Pleads Not Guilty

A woman accused of attacking Leonardo DiCaprio with a broken bottle at a Hollywood party in 2005 has pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon.

According to police, she mistook DiCaprio for a former boyfriend and attacked him with a bottle.
DiCaprio later filed a formal criminal complaint and a warrant was issued for Ms Wilson's arrest.

Aretha Wilson, 40, is expected to return to court August 23 for a preliminary hearing. Wilson, who fled to Canada and was extradited to the United States to face the charge, remains in a California jail.

She will face four years in jail if convicted. DiCaprio has reportedly stated that he is willing to take the stand against her if necessary.

DiCaprio, star of current hit movie "Inception," suffered "great bodily injury'" when Wilson attacked him with a broken beer bottle, according to an arrest warrant.

DiCaprio required a dozen stitches to his face and neck following the attack.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hilleri G. Merritt previously issued a protective order requiring Wilson to stay at least 500 yards away from the actor and two witnesses to the alleged attack.

Ms Wilson is accused of sneaking into a party hosted by Paris Hilton's former boyfriend, Rick Salomon.

Source: Press Release