|Aubrey & Justin|
The girlfriend of an Old Harrovian said: “I thought I was going to die,” when smothered with a bedcover during a violent row at her Marylebone home.
Justin Beckett, 32, an old boy of the £38,000-a year public school also pushed Aubrey Fernandez down stairs and banged her head against a wall.
Beckett, who describes himself on his business profile as a “seasoned entrepreneur,” pleaded guilty to assaulting her at the Devonshire Street address on December 9, last year.
He is the co-founder of JAV Digital Solutions Ltd and founder of Just B Digital, which advises on software and technology.
Westminster Magistrates Court made an indefinite restraining order, prohibiting Beckett contacting Aubrey or visiting her home.
Her property doubles as the address for SpecialEyes, Aubrey’s eyelash extension business, for which she charges up to £90.00 per fitting.
She previously studied hospitality and tourism at Harrow International Business School.
Beckett, who lives at a £1.6m flat at nearby 4 Nottingham Street was also ordered to pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.
Prosecutor Mr. Jonathan Bryan told the court: “The defendant placed the bedcover over her head and she felt she could not breathe.
“She said: ‘I thought I was going to die,’ and he would not let her out of the flat.
“He grabbed her again and pushed her back and she banged her head against the wall and then pushed her down the stairs.
“It was a sustained serious incident and there are previous unreported incidents she refers to, but there were no reports to the police at the time.”