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Police probe claim of reality show ear biting

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — A Woonsocket police officer is accused of biting a man’s ear during a premiere party for a reality TV show on which his wife is appearing.

Police told WJAR-TV that they have opened an internal affairs investigation into the actions of Officer Nick Guilmette, whose wife, Leha, was Mrs. Rhode Island 2013.

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Connecticut State Police said they were called to help break up a fight Sunday at Foxwoods Resort Casino, where a private party was held for the premiere of the Bravo show ‘‘Game of Crowns,’’ which follows married pageant contestants.

L. Brian Sebastian of Ledyard, Conn., a Mashantucket tribal member whose wife, Vanassa, was Mrs. Connecticut 2012, allegedly struck Guilmette, who then bit him, police told the Day of New London.

Entertainment website TMZ posted photos showing what it said was Sebastian’s bloody ear.

No arrests were made. and tribal police are investigating the allegations. Bravo told WJAR that its cameras were not at the party.

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