(Mar. 8, 2006 2:30PM ET) -- TMZ has obtained a 911 tape capturing the desperate pleas from the girlfriend of easy-listening musician Yanni.
Silvia Barthes claims that the keyboardist and composer struck her in the face last Thursday night after telling her to leave his home near Palm Beach, Florida. Barthes, who had a mark on her face, also accused Yanni, whose real name is John Yanni Christopher, of grabbing her and throwing her on a bed.
Yanni was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. Yanni, through his lawyer, denies the allegations.
Transcript of the 911 call:
911 Operator 1: 911 What’s your (?) emergency? 911 Operator 2: (inaudible) Barthes: Yes, yes O1: OK, what’s the problem there ma’am? Barthes: In the house O2: A case of domestic violence, when she locked in the room.. Ma’am? Barthes: Yes? O2: Your husband or boyfriend? Barthes: Huh? O2: Your husband or your boyfriend? Barthes: He’s my boyfriend. O2: Does he have any weapons? Barthes: Yes, he has one (crying) O2: How many does he have? Barthes: Uh, he...you do have weapon- he’s not using his weapon, he just beat me. (Operators talking to one another) O1: ma’am you’re at (says address)? Barthes: yes (crying) yes O1: OK, and you’re inside the house? Barthes: yes O1: Is he still inside the house? Barthes: Yes right now. O1: Alright what’s your.. (breaks up) O1: Alright just stay inside, stay inside the room locked, and we will send and officer over to meet with you ok? Barthes: OK, OK, OK ... Oh please O1: Alright, bye bye.