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'Beverly Hills Nannies' Star

Rich CEO Charged with Assault

After Alleged Date Attack

2/11/2014 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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7:00 PM PT -- A spokesman for Patrick Henry denies there was any attack or assault -- but does agree it was a "boozy evening" ... claiming Bellamar was drinking heavily before, during and after dinner.
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The wealthy tech CEO who allegedly brutalized "Beverly Hills Nannies" star Ari Bellamar during what was supposed to be a romantic Utah getaway has just been charged with 3 crimes ... and now faces more than a year behind bars, TMZ has learned.

According to official docs, Entropic CEO Patrick Henry -- who earns a reported $2 million a year -- has been charged with assault, interrupting a 911 call, and destruction of property ... all misdemeanors.

Sources close to Ari tell TMZ, the charges stem from a blowout argument on January 23rd -- we're told Ari jetted out to Henry's Utah cabin for a romantic getaway, after meeting him online, and during a boozy evening out ... he grew jealous of the way his friends were flirting with her.

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We're told Ari decided to head back to their cabin early -- and by the time Henry returned as well, he was in a rage.

Sources tell us, Henry attacked Ari, dragging her by the hair and throwing her against a wall. We're told Ari tried to call 911 but Henry grabbed her phone and shattered it against a wall.

We're told Henry then called police himself because Ari was hysterical, and when officers arrived ... they took her to the hospital for examination. Henry was NOT arrested.

Henry's attorney had no comment.

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Gary F    

Is the following why there are way too many pro-Henry anti-Bellamar comments on all the news reporting sites, and the victim (alleged) is being blamed? And it has been slow to be covered on many mainstream news outlets? According to another site Henry hired Sitrick and Company. From their own website: “…one of the most accomplished practitioners of the dark arts of public relations…cleans up the messes of companies, celebrities and others and he’s a strategist who isn’t averse to treating PR as combat…few are as shrewdly proficient at manipulating the media as L.A. crisis manager Mike Sitrick…Spin– How to turn the power of the press to your advantage”. “Its staff includes … editors and reporters from such news organizations as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, Los Angeles Times, The South China Morning News, and NBC and CBS Television news…Sitrick achieved the much more difficult task of keeping clients out of the news… Most Prominent Crisis Management Firm.”

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