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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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31.

Caleigh    

I heart Lisa, now is Giggy OK?

1375 days ago
32.

SoCal Singer    

Until today I never knew what big, strong, profane, homophobic jerks spend their time following celebrity news on TMZ! You haven't changed a bit since grade school, have you? Too chicken to use your real name while bashing people who are smarter, better looking, more successful and probably better endowed than you--and doing it all online where no one can take a punch at YOU. Maybe if you had an ounce of the class this guy has, YOU'd be sitting with a beautiful, wealthy woman at the Polo Lounge and earning a tidy living off your honors education at two of the best schools in the country. Freakin' MOMOs!

1375 days ago
33.

Anastasia    

Thank you, teebag, for being a voice of reason. Haven't read past your comment yet -- but I am willing to bet they didn't let it drop there....Sadly, there are a LOT of people that act as if they're 12 even if they aren't.

1375 days ago
34.

Truth    

#44

LOL, FIRST OF ALL ROBERT KOVACIK IS GAY... 2ND IF U BOTHERED READING THE ORIGINAL POST IT SAYS SHE WAS THERE WITH HER HUSBAND KEN AND THE GAY REPORTER GUY. HELPS TO PAY ATTENTION IN KINDERGARTEN. JUST SAYIN..

1375 days ago
35.

ME    

REAL???? Housewives. Only in your minds you fools. Once the camera enters the room, all bets are off. Only those with single digit IQs actually believe this crap.

1375 days ago
36.

twelve-b    

I am with Kevin #14 on this one. Camille could have used it. Lisa ROCKS and her hubby and dogs do too! I hope that trashy snit gets what's due him.

1374 days ago
37.

John    

Most normal people go to a general practitioner or the ER for something like that. Fame whores go to the plastic surgeon.

1373 days ago
38.

frannie2luv    

Who was the guy that punched him? Anybody know?

1372 days ago
39.

Yvonne    

BOOHOO! Brutally attacked? Oh please he just got sucker punched. I wouldn't call that brutal. Where I'm from people get punched all the time. Lol

1357 days ago
40.

lala    

Where was Jiggy? Jiggy could have taken the guy down.

1357 days ago
41.

Happygirl    

A little "strange" how all of these horrendous events are happening to Lisa Vanderpump. This sicko is probably staging all of this for publicity and attention. And guess who showed up at the scene....Vile Kyle Richards. Google 'Kyle Richards buys $3 million house' and read the comments!!! That's the REALITY. Vile Kyle,Losa's "best friend"...that figures. THese women are all deranged and desperate.

1327 days ago
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