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I.M. Pei’s health aide cops plea after alleged assault

Eter Nikolaishvili agreed to avoid famed architect, undergo anger management
May 17, 2016 10:30AM

I.M. Pei

I.M. Pei

The home health worker who allegedly assaulted Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei in his Sutton Place home agreed to a plea deal.

Eter Nikolaishvili pleaded guilty to harassment, and agreed to attend anger management classes and avoid contact with the world-renowned architect, the New York Post reported.

Pei – who designed the glass pyramid at the entrance to the Louvre in Paris, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, among many other projects – consented to the deal.

The architect was rushed to the hospital late last year with “bleeding lacerations and bruising on his forearm.” He said Nikolaishvili had grabbed his arm in attempt to snatch his phone after he threatened to call the police during a dispute. [NYP]Ariel Stulberg