Dominick Diorio, 40, was taken into custody from his Long Island, NY home and charged with assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment among other charges for punching Stiviano outside the Gansevoort Hotel in New York on Sunday. Diorio confessed to Police that he took part in the assault against Stiviano that left her face bruised and swollen, as seen in pictures released to the media by her attorney Mac Nehoray.
The attack started Sunday when one of the men in the group attempted to take a picture of Stiviano as she was leaving the restaurant but Stiviano knocked the phone from his hand. The men and a female companion followed Stiviano around the corner and attacked her as she attempted to get into a cab. One of the men spat at her while another punched her in the face and called her a “F* nigger b*”. Her attorneys Nehoray and Alaleh Kamran say that the same man punched Stiviano in the face and yelled ‘I am going to slaughter you’.