Incriminating text messages between skin specialist to the stars Dawn DaLuise and one of her closest pals have emerged — sensational evidence which led cops to arrest the woman for solicitation to commit murder.
RadarOnline.com has obtained screenshots of three conversations DaLuise had with a man named Edward Feinstein, who RadarOnline.com has learned, later turned into an informant for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
In one, 55-year-old DaLuise — who counted well-known celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Nicki Minaj, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone and Christina Ricci as her clients — boasted about how she had “found someone who is going to take Gabriel out.”
Gabriel, police have alleged, was her business rival, Gabriel Suarez, who operates Smooth Cheeks in the same block as DaLuise’s business on Santa Monica Boulevard.
In the messages, DaLuise named former Detroit Lions offensive linesman Chris Geile as the alleged hit man. He played three games for the team in 1987.
It is not known if Geile knew he was being caught up in DaLuise’s murder-for-hire plot, though police have said that no other suspects have been charged or arrested.
“I have no comment,” Geile told CBS Los Angeles on Friday.
His son, Collin, later told a television report that his dad knew DaLuise but was unaware how he became tangled in the alleged crime.
He’s a “great person, honestly,” Collin said. “We’re honestly shocked about what she said… because none of it’s true. He never ever said anything like that to any sorts.”
Radar has confirmed the messages at the center of the case originated from a cell phone registered to Dawn DaLuise Skin Refinery.
Stunningly, the facial expert appeared to attempt to orchestrate a cover-up of her apparent hit, telling her friend in another message: “We need to firm up our story for the detective.”
She told Feinstein she was prepared to lie to law enforcement and claim Gabriel was “threatening” her with bodily harm during an encounter inside her apartment.
The pal cautioned DaLuise, “I’m sure they will want to see proof. Don’t let tem (sic) catch you making something up. If they do, and something really does happen, they won’t take you serious.”
She responded: “You r (sic) right that I be (sic) cautious however I’ve been dealing with them so I know badly they do NOT want to put effort into this on my behalf.”
DaLuise — she owns Dawn DaLuise’s Skin Refinery in West Hollywood — was arrested last Wednesday and charged Friday with one count of solicitation of murder after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Department’s Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau.
She is still being held on $1 million bail.
The messages, obtained by Radar, read as follows:
“I found someone who is going to take Gabriel out. His names Chris Geile and he’s an ex Detroit Lion quarterback. He’s 6’7” and 315 lbs. He’s on my FB page,” DaLuise wrote on Feb. 6 at 6.08 pm.
To which Feinstein responded: “Lol.”
The next day, DaLuise wrote: “How r u today my love? Thought I’d beat u to it in asking how u r! I didn’t work today; I had a million things to do (appt w a CPA, transmission flush and pil change, daughter doc visit…).”
In another message, DaLuise wrote: “I’m going to tell them Gabriel was in my apt last night and is now threatening me w/bodily harm.”
Feinstein restored, “I’m sure they will want to see proof. Don’t let tem (sic) catch you making something up. If they do, and something really does happen, they won’t you serious.”
To which DaLuise responded two minutes later:
“You r (sic) right that I be (sic) cautious however I’ve been dealing with them so I know badly they do NOT want to put effort into this on my behalf.”
Later that month, she wrote to Feinstein again:
“Wht (sic) time ca you talk today? We need to firm up our story for the detective,” she said, on Feb. 19 at 10.18am.
DaLuise’s business promotes itself as specializing in electrical muscle stimulation.
She infamously slammed Minaj as a “temperamental diva” when the singer stormed out of an appointment in 2011.