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Report: DiCaprio Hit With Bottle at Party

June 18, 2005

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Leonardo DiCaprio was hit with a bottle while attending a Hollywood party given by Paris Hilton’s ex-boyfriend and needed about a dozen stitches to close a wound near his ear, People Magazine reported on its Web site.

The magazine said DiCaprio was at a party at about 4 a.m. Friday at the home of Rick Salomon when a woman struck him with what appeared to be a beer bottle. No ambulance was called but friends took the actor to a hospital where he received about a dozen stitches, People said.

Los Angeles Police Officer Jason Lee, a department spokesman, could not immediately confirm the report.

``I have received no notification of that sort. That doesn’t mean that nothing happened, but normally we would get those kind of notifications here,″ Lee said.

A call to DiCaprio’s spokesman, Ken Sunshine, was not immediately returned, but People said the spokesman had confirmed the assault.

``While leaving a small private gathering, Leo was attacked by a woman who was trespassing and had been repeatedly asked to leave the property,″ Sunshine told the magazine. ``The attacker struck him with a glass object before being restrained by witnesses.″

The attack was not expected to affect DiCaprio’s work on a Martin Scorsese movie, ``The Departed,″ which is shooting in Boston and New York, People said.

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