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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.

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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OMG does this sound like a huge publicity stunt. They've been seen there frequently as of late. Guess they were figuring out how to block and stage the whole event. Yes, the dots don't add up.

1396 days ago

Prof Irving    

"...a real brutal confrontation...??" opposed to an unreal brutal confrontation????? Ohhhh, did you mean a very brutal confrontation????? in "a really brutal confrontation???"

When so-called professionals write like this, there's no longer any doubt that literacy is a thing of the past in America.

1395 days ago


Maybe he's just one of those guys who happens not to be a vindicate person? If it were me, I'd sue the ass off the drunk.

1395 days ago


This is for Adrienne: I really admire you, BUT, if you don't love Paul, divorce him. When you talk to him (like he is lower than dirt), I see visions of young, willing-to-worship, ladies knocking on his door. Are you able to stand back and see what your followers see: verbal, emotional, spousal abuse.

1388 days ago


When dealing with a drunk, always be on guard for the sucker punch.

1383 days ago


someone got drunk and threw a punch at the Polo Lounge.....and this has been happening there since the 1940's....! So, tell us what else is new?

1381 days ago


Why would they not press CHARGES against someone who is totally out of control? I would not think twice about charging his ass!

1376 days ago


#8 - I totally agree, this story doesn't pass the smell test. what guy watches the real housewives and comments on the shade of her makeup? say what?? something smells here!

1373 days ago
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