Leonardo DiCaprio

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The woman accused of slashing Leonardo DiCaprio's face can cry foul on him and his party buddies all she wants—in front of a jury.

A judge has ordered Aretha Wilson to stand trial on one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon after ruling Thursday that prosecutors had enough evidence to carry on with their case.

So Leo may have to look his alleged attacker in the face again, but at least this time she won't be holding a broken wine glass.

Wilson, who was busted in her native Toronto in 2008, three years after her confrontation with DiCaprio at a Hollywood party, was extradited to the U.S. to face the music only recently. She has pleaded not guilty.

The 40-year-old woman remains in custody in lieu of $150,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 9. She's facing seven years in prison if convicted.

While DiCaprio did not appear at today's preliminary hearing to personally substantiate his claim that he suffered great bodily injury, as the defense pointed out, L.A. Superior Court Judge Edmund Willcox Clarke Jr. apparently felt that photographs of the damage done to the Inception star's neck and ear—a cut requiring 12 stitches—spoke for themselves.

"This would not be an injury that would be called trivial or moderate in my view," Clarke said.

—Additional reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum


Leo needs to get gussied up for a cameo in our Men's Fashion Police gallery.

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