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'Real Housewife' Victim Files Criminal Charges

12/24/2010 5:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The TV news reporter who was brutally hit while celebrating the holiday with Lisa Vanderpump -- star of  "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- just left the Beverly Hills Police Department and formally requested that criminal charges be filed against his assailant.

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TMZ broke the story ... Lisa was at the Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel early this AM with good friend Robert Kovacik, a reporter for KNBC in L.A., when a drunken man taunted them, got in their faces, and then sucker punched Robert in the mouth.

We've learned Robert spent the morning at the office of Dr. Paul Nassif -- a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and husband of Lisa's co-star Adrienne Maloof. It appears the drunken assailant was wearing a heavy ring, because Kovaciks lip was not only split open, the gash went into the muscle tissue. Kovacik received 5 deep sutures and 2 dozen stitches.

A police report has been filed.

Lisa went to the BHPD with Robert and told TMZ the assailant's actions were "disgusting."


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DeeDee Russel    

Yassuh!

1363 days ago
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Amanda    

We want a NAME and a PICTURE of this SOB assailant! No way should he be unknown. This ******* needs to be called out for being an ass! ASAP!

1363 days ago
3.

Politico Pablo    

I hope this guy's punishment is more than anger management classes.

1363 days ago
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NickSunset    

Here was his chance to deck a drunk and he could not what a ***** and not a man. No charges should be filed, you punch out a drunk not press charges against him. I thought the POLO Lounge was a nice place apparently not.

1363 days ago
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teebag    

WTF is wrong with NickSunset and FlBiker? What are you 12? No when you are attacked by a drunk, you don't make a bigger scene by retaliating with another punch. Because then, YOU are also likely to get arrested. The guy was suckerpunched... management stepped in and called the police. The next step AS AN ADULT is to do what they did, file a police report and have the chump arrested. I'm surprised management didn't stop the nonsense immediately and escort the @ss out before ANY punches occurred. Sounds like the Polo Lounge could also be found at fault.

1363 days ago
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Lynn M    

Good for him. He is handling this as an ADULT.

1363 days ago
7.

feebee    

What do you want to bet... they were filming the show when all this went down... everyone needs a ratings boost during the Holidays ! If they weren't... they must be so pi**ed off!

1363 days ago
8.

sheesh    

Love Lisa Vanderpump! She rocks!

1363 days ago
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Shea    

Their show is already the highest rated "Housewives" show.

Also, it's unfortunate that a person would get so drunk that he goes around ruining another guest's enjoyable evening. What a boor.

Good that the victim is filing charges! Assaulting people is a sure way to paying out dollars for lawyers and settlements. High time everyone learned that!

1363 days ago
10.

Kevin    

Why couldn't the jerk have punched Camille Grammer? Now that would have been worth the trip to jail.

1363 days ago
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Moe Green    

Sounds like a guy who knows how to handle things. Not like the Jersey Shore, Chris Brown types of punks.

1363 days ago
12.

ou812    

who gives a ****? i would be embarrassed to file charges on someone who punched me. what a ****ing douche. man the **** up, stitch yourself back up and shut the **** up. everyone in hollyweird needs to come on out to where real people live and try it a few days. dollars to donuts, they go back to their ivory towers with their tails between their legs inside of 24 hours. let' see, this bitch hangs out with queers and leeches and she expects different. what a ****ing shame. **** all these bitches and their wimp ass husbands.

1363 days ago
13.

CrashAndBurn    

@#8 teebag...

What are you retarded? When a drunk guy assaults you it's just like God just placed his hands on your head to bless you with strength to apply the best possible and proper beat down that you can give to the assailant before you or anyone phone's the police. It's one of those perfect days that when the sun, the moon, and the earth aligns just right for you so you can have this opportunity to unleash the dragon within and then claim self-defense. And then you blew it! How much can you ask for?

1363 days ago
14.

earline    

This is assault, why wouldn't he press charges on his attacher unless there's more to the story.

1363 days ago
15.

ghandi    

awesome, wish i could shake this guys hand!!!!

1363 days ago
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