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Hollywood skin guru denies trying to have rival killed

Published on Mar 20, 2014 5:55 AM
 
A Hollywood skin-care expert boasting celebrity clients including Jennifer Aniston and Nicki Minaj pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to plotting to have a business rival killed. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A Hollywood skin-care expert boasting celebrity clients including Jennifer Aniston and Nicki Minaj pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to plotting to have a business rival killed.

Dawn DaLuise, 55, is accused of trying to hire a former NFL player to kill Gabriel Suarez after mistakenly concluding that he was behind cyber-stalking rape threats against her.

She was arrested two weeks ago and held in lieu of US$1 million (S$1.3 million) bail, while a former friend who investigators allege was the real person behind the online threats was released on US$150,000 bail.

DaLuise, a former model, set up her Skin Refinery salon in West Hollywood.

 
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