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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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1.

Sultry    

is she married to kenneth todd or robert kovacik?? TMZ i don't get the "see also" story.
i bet he just stood their while the man ranted and raged at his wife then clocked him. i am sure i put up no resistance. i wonder who this guy was that clocked him??

1212 days ago
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Bitch Tits    

Seriously, how many times do you people have to be told? DO NOT give Hugh Hefner booze!

1212 days ago
3.

Fatal1ty    

What a bunch of pv$$ies. NO ONE stood up and beat the sh$t out of this drunk guy, or even bothered to press charges???? So he beats the hell out of this guy, insults everyone in the room with a loud, rude rant, and gets away with it? Does the Polo Lounge not have any freaking SECURITY?

1212 days ago
4.

your own luck    

I completely agree with #5.

1212 days ago
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SR    

Channel 5 news here in LA just reported that some guy that was sitting at the bar did jump up and choke the guy that punched her... thank God!!

1212 days ago
6.

Mokie    

The dots just don't connect with this story. It just doesn't pass the smell test.

1212 days ago
7.

deb    

Robert is probably not pressing charges because he has a heart of gold. Probably is cutting the guy some slack. He's a stand up guy.

1212 days ago
8.

moe    

LAME ASS story. I thought something REALLY serious happend. A guy got punched....big deal!

1212 days ago
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Intenseone    

LOL..I love TMZ exposing just how socially and morally screwed up these rich Hollywood types are. Hahahaha!

1212 days ago
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SR    

#11- It's not lame when you consider where it took place. You have a better chance at winning the lottery than getting punched in the face at the Polo Lounge.

1212 days ago
11.

Tinalouise    

Are any of these people ever with their kids or do they just continuously go out to lunch and to parties and get drunk? Lisa seems sweet enough however, if she paid as much attention to her adopted son who they shipped off as she does to her goofy little dog I might like her more.

1212 days ago
12.

viewer    

kovacik is the best reporter on nbc.

1212 days ago
13.

b    

Her husband sounds like a real whimp. The reporter gets up not him when the guy comes to their table a berated his wife. Then he gets "pushed" to ground. What a ***** get some balls at least try to defend her.

1212 days ago
14.

David    

Scripted, set up, pre-planed, paid for and over with.

1212 days ago
15.

TMZ@Froggy.biz    

TMZ, where's the gun or knife?

1212 days ago
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