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'Real Housewife' Attacker Charged with Felony

1/4/2011 7:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... the guy who allegedly went on a violent rampage against a friend of  "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump has surrendered, after being charged with felony assault with intent to commit great bodily harm.

Roger Eduardo Talavera
TMZ broke the story .... Lisa and L.A. TV reporter Robert Kovacik were partying at the Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge early Christmas Eve, when Roger Eduardo Talavera began taunting Lisa, then walked up to Robert and punched him in the face

Kovacik had to be stitched up and we're told it appeared the assailant was wearing a ring or some sort of other jewelry because the gash was so deep.

Sources tell TMZ Talavera showed up at Judge Elden Fox's courtroom this AM and surrendered.  Talavera pled not guilty and was booked and, according to the Sheriff's website, was released on $30,000.  Talavera's lawyer, however, tells TMZ his client was released without posting any bail.

If convicted, Talavera faces up to four years in prison.

10 COMMENTS

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1.

Phreaky    

Absolutely senseless. I hope he does the whole 4 years.

1356 days ago
2.

killabro    

Should have finished him off after the first punch and the world would have been a better place.

1356 days ago
3.

Maureen    

Awwwww...I <3 you Lisa :)

1356 days ago
4.

John    

Extremely stupid. Go after the reality fame whores not the normal people.

1356 days ago
5.

.    

GOOD JOB, PINKY

That "DRUNK" has probably had no accountability in his life.

This is just consequences to his excessive drinking.

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1356 days ago
6.

dd    

Great!

1356 days ago
7.

vjm    

What a bunch of attention starved fame whores!

1356 days ago
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HARDY-HAR-HAR    

GOOD! People need to have consequences when they violate others. Shame on Roger Eduardo Talavera. Hope he is punished.

1356 days ago
9.

prestonsmith    

yes it is very sad that housewife attack the husband due to violate.
http://colonlipo.org/

1356 days ago
10.

Sarcastic1     

Chad Lowe and Hilary Swank again... Wuss needs to stop milking this busted lip thing.

1356 days ago

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