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Whistler woman who smashed drink glass in another woman’s face pleads guilty to assault

Claire Aspinall sentenced to 12 months probation on March 1

A Whistler woman will serve a year of probation after pleading guilty to assault on March 1.

Claire Aspinall was charged with assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm following a violent altercation at Brandy’s Bar on Feb. 19, 2023.

She pleaded guilty to the assault charge in North Vancouver Provincial Court on March 1, and was sentenced to 12 months probation.

On Feb. 19, 2023 at approximately 1:45 a.m., Whistler RCMP was called to Brandy’s Bar after a complaint of a disturbance at the restaurant-pub. Upon arrival, police said in a statement they located a female victim “who had sustained injuries from the assault and required treatment from BC Ambulance.”

Shortly thereafter, police located and arrested Aspinall.

According to the victim, Rhiannon Csordas, and an eyewitness, Devon Baguley, Csordas suffered multiple lacerations in the attack after Aspinall reportedly smashed her in the face with a six-ounce rock glass, which ultimately required 10 stitches, Csordas said. Pique has reviewed photos of the injury that appear to show cuts on Csordas’ forehead and at the bridge of her nose.

“The best way I could describe it is it looked like a baseball pitch or volleyball spike directly to [Csordas’] face,” said Baguley. “It was such an abrupt eruption of violence. It was a shocking experience to go through.”

Csordas, who runs a skincare business out of a local salon, said she missed out on weeks of work. She said she has also spent considerable money on cosmetic treatments and concussion therapy stemming from her purported injuries.

Along with the physical scars from the incident, Csordas said it has left her feeling unsafe in the community she has called home for the past decade.

“This girl has completely impacted my life astronomically,” she said.

-with files from Brandon Barrett