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Wolfgang Puck Sued for Crappy Dining Experience

4/28/2009 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wolfgang Puck is being sued over a restaurant bathroom -- not because a woman claims it was covered in "urine and feces" -- but because someone allegedly ripped her off the crapper while she was in mid-squat.


The woman claims she just wanted to take care of some toilet business during a lunch at Puck's most famous Beverly Hills restaurant, Spago back in 2007. But according to the lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the bathroom floor was covered in "standing pools of urine and feces" -- and the only usable toilet didn't have a lock on the door.

Here's where it gets messy -- the woman, Majorie Linden, claims she had to use one of her hands to hold the door closed while she took care of business on the throne. But mid-squat, with her hand stuck firmly on the handle, another woman allegedly yanked the door open causing Linden to fall "face-first onto the tile floor."

Marjorie claims the fall broke her back, messed up her knee, and caused serious mental damage -- among other things. Needless to say, she's suing.

But reps for Spago claim the woman is completely full of crap when it comes to the cleanliness of their bathrooms -- "In our 27 years of business we've never had an issue close to this ... that portion of the claim is totally without merit."


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I know very few people who've eaten at one of his restaurants more than once -- unless someone else is footing the bill. The food is not very good, the portions are tiny, the staff are unfriendly, and everything is over priced. This is a place you take people to eat with you and you pay the bill in order to make them believe that you've got money to spend. It isn't a place you go to enjoy your meal.

1980 days ago


Wow Jenn #6, way to turn this into a racist rant. How could you possibly know if someone is an illegal immigrant? Did you check their papers like a good Gestapo? Or did you just assume that based on their accents and darker skin? Nice intimation that they were womanizers too; you do realize that sexual harassment happens among legal Americans? We don't need tourists like you, thanks. Go back to whatever KKK town you come from.
Also, Spago Beverly Hills opened in 1997. You went to Spago Hollywood, which is a different restaurant, and I fail to see how your criticism of their food would affect how they clean their bathrooms. Finally, "notoriety" is not the word you were looking for. Perhaps you're illegal, too, as your grasp of the English language is apparently loose.

1976 days ago
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