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Eva Longoria Sued -- Alleged Beso Restaurant Scam

1/10/2011 5:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Eva Longoria is being sued for more than $4,000,000 -- after a guy who invested in Eva's restaurant, Beso, claims the actress ran an illegal scheme to use the eatery to fatten her wallet. 

Eva Longoria Scam

The suit is kind of technical, but the long story short ... Eva's accused of lending $1 mil to the company behind Beso ... with the agreement that she'd get paid back at an astronomical amount of interest ... racking up $4.6 million over 2 years. 

The person who filed the lawsuit today in L.A. County Superior Court, an investor named Mali Nachum, claims Eva's deal not only violates California law -- but it cuts into his percent of the company.

Mali wants more than $4 mil in damages.

UPDATE: A rep for Longoria tells TMZ, "This is a desperate reaction in a lawsuit without merit by prior partners who, through their unauthorized and fraudulent actions, required Eva Longoria to seek reorganization protection through bankruptcy court in Nevada."

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1.

Miss Mary    

Figures - Hollywood folks are sleazy. 'Nuff said . . .

1380 days ago
2.

artie help    

eva has beautiful feet, leave her alone, i think she can pretty much do anything ,all because she has nice feet.

1380 days ago
3.

noneofyourbusiness    

Isn't her Las Vegas resturant filing for bankruptcy?

1380 days ago
4.

marknyc    

get lost. now he wants 4mil 'cause Eva wants too much? is 4mil too much too maybe , and for what? but the main thing is this: Eva gave money and her name, BIG difference for a restaurant , BIG!
of course she wants lots of money in return , mainly because she's Eva and the guy is a nobody (again BIG difference for a restaurant)
a NAME makes a restaurant fly, not the food . right? right.

again, get lost.

1380 days ago
5.

Kevin    

Eva Longoria - Desperate Housewife/Criminal Kingpin LOL

1380 days ago
6.

ManiacalZebra    

He signed on to this? Why didn't he check this out before he coughed up the money? How much money has HE put in that he deserves $4 million? Does he not think that Eva's name recognition adds any value to the restaurant?

1380 days ago
7.

Tara    

Investing in a restaurant, especially a high end one, is one of the biggest mistakes you can make...yet ALL celebrities do it. Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, and a MILLION more.

1380 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

A restaurant is not a bank/loan shark. She's a D-bag.

1380 days ago
9.

WEIRDO SLUT    

FIRST OF ALL, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE CONTRACT STATED. SECOND OF ALL IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE EVA LONGORIA OR WHATEVER HIGH PUBLIC PERSON YOU ARE, YOU GET YOU'RE FAIR SHARE OF THE COMPANY. JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE FAMOUS IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE ENTITLED TO GET MORE. IT'S A BUSINESS. HOWEVER, IF IT WAS INDEED AN AGREEMENT THAT EVA GET'S 4.2 MILLION NOT VERBALLY BUT IN PRINT IN A CONTRACT THEN SHE IS ELIGIBLE FOR THAT MONEY. HOWEVER IF IT WAS NOT IN THE CONTRACT. EVA LONGORIA JUST COMMITED THEFT.

1380 days ago
10.

WEIRDO SLUT    

FIRST OF ALL, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE CONTRACT STATED. SECOND OF ALL IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE EVA LONGORIA OR WHATEVER HIGH PUBLIC PERSON YOU ARE, YOU GET YOU'RE FAIR SHARE OF THE COMPANY. JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE FAMOUS IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE ENTITLED TO GET MORE. IT'S A BUSINESS. HOWEVER, IF IT WAS INDEED AN AGREEMENT THAT EVA GET'S 4.2 MILLION NOT VERBALLY BUT IN PRINT IN A CONTRACT THEN SHE IS ELIGIBLE FOR THAT MONEY. HOWEVER IF IT WAS NOT IN THE CONTRACT. EVA LONGORIA JUST COMMITED THEFT.

1380 days ago
11.

Drew G.    

Wait - let me get this straight - someone loans you a million dollars so you can open a restaurant. The restaurant fails so you sue that investor for $4 million dollars using the argument that that person should never have loaned you the money in the first place. Makes sense to me I guess...

1380 days ago
12.

Renee    

So... He didn't read the agreement before he signed it? Wait a minute... you're dealing in millions of dollars and you don't have an attorney take a look at the paperwork before you sign it? I'm sorry... this guy made a serious mistake, and now he wants to cry foul...after he cashed the check!

1380 days ago
13.

bberry    

mexican, right? lol

1380 days ago
14.

BitterKittens    

Loan shark! Nice money if you can get it! Great HWs stuff: google 'stoopid housewives'

1380 days ago
15.

Gerri    

The failure rate for restaurants is one to two years. You might as well buy lottery tickets.

1380 days ago
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