Augusto Gerocarni: Ray White real estate agent in Sydney admits assaulting his model girlfriend ‘after an argument about a holiday’
A successful Sydney estate agent has admitted assaulting his girlfriend of three-and-a-half years.
Augusto Gerocarni (29), who was listed as an agent for Ray White in Woollahra, in the east of the city, was arrested and charged in September last year.
The high-flying businessman allegedly assaulted his former partner Lindsey Bennett (32) between November 2021 and July 2022.
He pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts of common assault, destruction or damage to property, attempt to stalk/intimidate with intentional fear of harm and four counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
However, during an appearance at Waverley Local Court on Thursday, Gerocarni pleaded guilty to one charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Augusto Gerocarni (29) admitted to assaulting his former partner Lindsey Bennett (pictured together)
Further charges of common assault and willful damage will be considered at sentencing next Wednesday at Downing Center Court in Sydney.
The rest of Gerocarni’s charges were withdrawn and dismissed.
Augusto Gerocarni (29), who was listed as an agent for Ray White in Woollahra, was arrested at his home in Bondi Junction last September.
The assault took place on 29 June 2022 at Gerocarni’s apartment in Bondi Junction.
Gerocarni slapped Ms Bennett on the side of her face after an argument about her passport for an upcoming holiday, the court heard.
During the scuffle, Gerocarni also grabbed his former partner’s wrist, causing her to drop her phone which was damaged when it landed.
The estate agent remains on bail and will appear in court again next week.
An apprehended domestic violence order will also remain in place.
Ms Bennett, who works as a model and nurse, was in a relationship with Gerocarni for three-and-a-half years before it ended in June last year.
She lived with him at his unit in Bondi Junction and in another flat in the same neighbourhood.
Gerocarni has worked for an independent contractor from Ray White since 2016.
His now-deleted Instagram account was once filled with photos of sales of multimillion-dollar homes in Sydney’s affluent east.
Gerocarni and Ms Bennett are pictured together