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'Real Housewife' in

Bloody Beverly Hills Attack

12/24/2010 12:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lisa Vanderpump, one of the stars of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," was involved in a real brutal confrontation at the famous Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel early this AM. ... TMZ has learned.

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Lisa tells TMZ ... she was sitting in a booth with her husband Ken and L.A. news reporter Robert Kovacik ... along with two elderly people, when a man at a nearby table began harassing them with verbal taunts.

Lisa says the man was "extremely drunk" and was shouting, "I've seen the show.  You're wearing a lot more make-up now, and your eyes are darker and smokier."  Lisa says then it got personal, as he hollered, "What are you doing sitting with old people?"

Lisa says the man then walked over to her booth and continued his rant.  That's when Robert, a long-time reporter with the L.A. NBC affiliate, stood up and said, "Please stop."  Lisa says the man then cold-cocked Robert, punching him squarely in the mouth ... and shoved Lisa's husband to the ground. 

Lisa says Robert was hurt, bleeding badly, but they had to wait because the hotel called the cops.  When Beverly Hills police arrived, Robert said he did not want to press charges.  Lisa took Robert to a family friend's home -- a doctor -- who cleaned him up. We're told the doc was none other than Beverly Hills surgeon Paul Nassif ... married to Lisa's "Real Housewives" co-star Adrienne Maloof.

We're told Robert is going back to Dr. Paul later today to get his lip stitched up.

The attacker was not arrested. It's unclear if Robert will press charges.

Lisa tells us,  "I hope Robert presses charges.  The man was outrageous."

Beverly Hills -- it's dangerous out there!


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16.

fastdriver    

What's OUTRAGEOUS is shows like this! Grow up! Fame whores, media whores or just plain whores...who cares?

1362 days ago
17.

BitterKittens    

WOW! Not pressing charges?! There has to be more to this. Take a look at Fadra and Apollo's Christmas tree... google 'stoopid housewives'. There's some other good stuff there, too...

1362 days ago
18.

Sarcastic1     

The "assailant" must have mistaked them for Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe.

1362 days ago
19.

Politico Pablo    

He should've pressed charges against this idiot. By not doing so, he'll just do it again to someone else.

1362 days ago
20.

Laura    

Poor guy, I would of pressed charges myself BUT the reporter is a classy guy and well... it might not be in his best interest to be reporting a story and it turns out to be about HIM.. employee contract/dismissal clause (I'm just guessing).. Lisa's husband needs to stop carrying their little dogs around so much and hit the weights hard- there's nothing worse than to attempt to defend your wife and you're not strong enough to do it.lol

1362 days ago
21.

NickSunset    

That is what happens when you have a gay guy fight you battles they get beat up. LOL!! Fame Whore.

1362 days ago
22.

kristine    

THEY CALL IT HAPPY HOUR FOR A REASON AND IF YOU CANT RESPECT THAT DONT DRINK!

ALL HAPPY HOUR VIOLATORS SHOULD BE SHOT IN THE FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1362 days ago
23.

princess ali baba    

The drunk was some celebrity that is why they haven't pressed charges.

Booze does this all the time, legalize weed & see how many confrontations it would cause.. ZERO!

1362 days ago
24.

SoCal Singer    

Listen, folks--here in LA, we know Robert Kovacik as a great reporter and a self-effacing guy who doesn't want to be the news story himself. I imagine that's part of the reason he's not pressing charges. It's typical of him to try to diffuse a bad situation and he got sucker-punched for it. Secondly, if it was scripted there would already have been footage leaked; there was no camera crew there. Third, Lisa and Ken Todd are well-respected people who do a helluva lot more for their community than I guarantee any of you flamers do! And lastly, if you don't want news about celebrities, don't read/watch TMZ. DOH.

1362 days ago
25.

towlam    

He should have punched her!

1362 days ago
26.

HARDY-HAR-HAR    

PRESS CHARGES.

Do us all a favor and let people like that know that what they did was against the law, and has consequences.

1362 days ago
27.

boner    

Oh God, It's Hollywood people, He roughed them up by throwing a napkin, or stole the soup spoons from the table. Give me a break.

1362 days ago
28.

Thomas    

Fight back then call cops. Bunch of sissies these men are. They are probably leftists who don't blame the drunk fool but blame the unfair society for allowing him to be distraught and get drunk. This is the same thing that happened in Seattle recently. These thug black girls beat up a pregnant white girl and no one on the bus helped her. Only her boyfriend. Everyone is afraid of the "coveted" black youth for whatever sick reason.

Wake up America and find your balls again before we're forced to learn Mandarin and won't have these forums to sound off anymore.

1362 days ago
29.

Ryan    

it was probably Andy ****

1362 days ago
30.

Midol    

Why didn't the BARTENDER CUT THIS GUY OFF when he knew he'd had too many drinks? After this incident, did the drunk go get in his car and proceed to drive drunk along the curvy Sunset Blvd.?

If the doctor is penalized, then the hotel should be as well. This drunk could have killed someone. And I agree with the person who said the drunk was someone famous!

1362 days ago
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