In July 2009, he and aline were arrested in Switzerland on charges of beating up their servants in a Geneva hotel.
According to the cable, aline initially fled to the U.K. after confronting Hannibal and threatening to leave the marriage.
Cretz wrote he was told that, "Hannibal had pursued aline in London and the encounter ended in assault."
early 15c., "to copulate" (of wolves, dogs), literally "to range (things) in a line," from Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier "set, lay in line," from à "to" (see ad-) + lignier "to line," from Latin lineare, from linea (see line (n.)). Transitive or reflective sense of "to fall into line" is from 1853. International political sense is attested from 1934. No justification for the French spelling, and aline was an early native form. Related: Aligned; aligning.
descriptive of a dress or skirt flared in shape of a letter "A," 1955, in reference to the designs of Christian Dior (1905-1957).