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Defendant in DiCaprio Case

Claims Cover-Up

8/23/2010 5:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The woman accused of slashing Leo DiCaprio's face with a drinking glass was in court this morning lashing out at the actor, claiming he started the physical altercation and the whole thing is a cover-up.

082310_leo_getty_tmzAretha Wilson's lawyer asked the judge for a toxicology report on the actor the night of the incident, as well as his medical records. 

The lawyer claims the case is a cover-up -- that Leo didn't even report the incident for 3 days, and the 5 witnesses are telling inconsistent stories.

In addition to the toxicology report (Leo went to the hospital that night for stitches and doctors may have done a toxicology), the lawyer wants Leo's rap sheet.

As for what started the fight at the home of Rick Salomon, Paris Hilton's sex tape partner, Wilson's lawyer says his client said to Leo, "You guys are a bunch of f*gs.  Why don't you go butt f**k each other."  The lawyer says that set Leo off and he approached Wilson in a threatening way.

Leo's lawyer, Blair Berk, says, "These are outrageous lies and a classic case of trying to re-victimize a victim in a violent assault."

Berk adds, "That this woman became a fugitive from justice for 5 years to avoid responsibility and that Mr. DiCaprio has fully cooperated with the prosecution from day 1 should say everything.  This woman has a long criminal history of violent criminal attacks on others and should be given no attention whatsoever."

Berk's bottom line -- "Mr. DiCaprio simply wants justice."


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DiCaprio has a scar on his neck behind his left ear from this attack. I don't know why it's always reported that she slashed his face. She slashed his neck. You can see it in the movie "The Departed" (the scene with Nicholson and the "hand"). Obviously, she hit him from behind. She also did the same thing to another man in Toronto, Canada.

1529 days ago

Donald Ray    

#27, hey, that sister that got dumped up in Hidden Hills was "disturbed", too, and look how the Honkey cops treated her. Crazy or NOT SOMEBODY invited this woman to this party. But, Leo STILL has to keep his little pale mitts to himself, REMEMBER, HO MEANS HO.

1529 days ago


#35 nobody invited her to the party, she was looking for her ex-boyfriend in a rage. She just barged in. It is clear she was not wanted there. Leo was never interested in this HO!!

1529 days ago


Is there another case pending for the person who beat her with an ugly stick.

1529 days ago


Leo seems to have good taste in women that like to Naomi Campell??????? Maybe it's time he should get a new group of friends.

1529 days ago


Just as I thought. Something went down for this lady to attack him. She did not attack him unprovoked.
Of course they're going to try and cover this thing up.He's not innocent as he pretends.

1529 days ago


#38, how do you know "She did not attack him unprovoked."?!?

And without reading past page 1, I immediately jump to 3, and perfor posting after seeing the picture...I mean come one? Leo is f-ing rich and famous (certainly a good reason to try and sue as is the trend), we know he has PLENTY of good women after him and he could easily date a super-model and no one would say sh~t.

@ Tina, #36 post, hahaha...that is funny.

1529 days ago


OT: TMZ admins; often when I post and fix errors in my post (ie: grammar) it still posts/comment with it.. Like delting a few words and replacing them, doesn't always work.

My post #39: "perfor" sould be "before". "One" should be "on".

1529 days ago

truth hurts    

Rich white surprise how this is going to end.

1529 days ago


read it all here

1529 days ago


She looks like just your average stinky prostitute that you would see crawling around this city. She looks so dirty and crazy.

1529 days ago


I live in Toronto, I remember this crackhead was convicted of assaulting her ex boyfriend by smashing a vodka or beer bottle over his head... moments before he fell off a balcony and died. She wasn't tied to any murder, but police figured out later that she attacked him before he died. Assaulting someone moments before they fall off a balcony... is suspect to say the least. But she's obviously a psycho crackhead. I remember this story cause her trial here in Toronto was delaying her being sent back to the U.S. to face Leo's charges.

How was she even in the same house as high profile celebrities?
I'd assume they could afford much better looking escorts.

1529 days ago


why are all the neeeeegaaaroooos automaticaly defending their kin folk up in here without having even read the facts of the case? Just goes to say for that logic of theirs, good job!

1529 days ago


Anybody who shaves their eyebrows and draws them back on...psycho!!

1529 days ago


Who is this woman who would even be that that party?

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