‘Real Housewives’ Hotel Brawl Spurs Lawsuit

by | November 16, 2011 at 10:55 PM | TV News

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Star Lisa Vanderpump (Photo: Bravo)

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Star Lisa Vanderpump (Photo: Bravo)


Do not mess with Lisa Vanderpump … lest you end up in court.

A lawsuit has been filed in relation to an alleged violent attack involving “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Vanderpump at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge on Christmas Eve 2010.

In the suit, Los Angeles anchor and Vanderpump buddy Robert Kovacik claims that he was attempting to chill with the reality TV star, her husband Ken and a couple other people when fellow patron Roger Talavera verbally and physically abused them.

According to the suit, alcohol was involved — when Kovacik and crew showed up, Talavera was in a “severe degree of intoxication.” He began verbally taunting the party in a threatening manner. Things escalated to a physical level, the suit claims, after Talavera approached the party’s booth and decked Kovacik.




Claiming that he’s suffered “physical injuries, emotional injuries, humiliation, embarrassment and other damages,” Kovacik is suing Talavera — along with the Beverly Hills Hotel, for allegedly continuing to serve Talavera even after he got drunk enough to become a threat to others and neglecting to intervene as the situation escalated.

Kovacik is seeking unspecified damages, plus medical costs, interest and court costs.

The Beverly Hills Hotel did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.