Woman Pleads No Contest In Attack On Leonardo DiCarprio

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A woman pleaded no contest Friday to a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon for hitting actor Leonardo DiCaprio with a wine glass during a 2005 party in the Hollywood Hills.

Aretha Wilson, 40, is expected to be sentenced Nov. 22 to two-years in state prison.

At a hearing this summer in which Wilson was ordered to stand trial, prosecution witness Eustace Hicks testified that he and DiCaprio were leaving the party with another friend when Wilson began cursing at the friend before striking DiCaprio.

“She hit him with a wine glass … It appeared to be in his face … his neck and ear area,” Hicks testified, noting that the actor was taken to a hospital to get stitches.

At the Aug. 26 hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edmund Willcox Clarke Jr. rejected a defense motion alleging that there was insufficient evidence to require Wilson to proceed to trial.

“This would not be an injury that would be called trivial or moderate in my view,” Clarke said after reviewing three eight-by-10-inch photos detailing the injury to DiCaprio’s ear and neck.

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