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Leonardo DiCaprio was beaten by drug dealers

Published: Friday, December 21, 2007, 18:44 [IST]

Leonardo DiCaprio was beaten by drug dealers
[an error occurred while processing this directive]Washington (ANI): Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed that he was once thrashed by drug dealers near his childhood home in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old star claims that living in an area where prostitutes and drug dealers were common, was a "terrifying" experience.

"I got beat up a lot. I saw people having sex in alleys. I remember I was five-years-old and this guy with a trenchcoat, needles and crack cornered me," Contactmusic quoted him, as saying. However, the actor insisted that residing in such an area made him despise drugs. "Seeing the devastation on my block, seeing heroin addicts made me think twice about ever getting involved in drugs. It's evil," he said.

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