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Lisa Vanderpump

Targeted In

Sexual Assault Suit

10/12/2012 5:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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An actress/restaurant server claims she was the victim of sexual assault and battery at Lisa Vanderpump's Beverly Hills Restaurant, Villa Blanca, and she's suing Lisa and the man she claims did the dirty deeds for more than $5 million.

Karina Bustillos -- who has appeared in "The Mexican Conspiracy" and "86'd" -- claims in April, a Villa Blanca manager, Michael Govia, told her to close her eyes. She says when she eventually opened them, Govia's mouth was open with his tongue sticking out, right by her mouth, in an attempt to kiss her.

Bustillos says she complained and then Govia began retaliating, calling her a "bitch" and a "c**t" and telling other servers he could "get her" -- implying he could sleep with her if he wanted.

Karina Bustillos
She says in August, Govia allegedly approached her and aggressively twisted her wrists. She says when she asked him to stop, he responded, "I will do whatever I want. I'm the manager."

Bustillos says she complained to others but no action was taken. Bustillos also says Lisa Vanderpump gave her the cold shoulder after she complained.

Bustillos, who claims she was forced to quit, is suing Lisa, her husband, Ken Todd, the restaurant and Govia for more than $5 mil.

Lisa Vanderpump tells TMZ, "The waitress had a falling out with a manager.  Of course I take that seriously.  We've looked at all the cameras and there's no sexual harassment." Lisa adds, "This is just a disgruntled employee."

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31.

Observer    

Whether that slutty looking ugly chick needs money or not, that restaurant manager need to be punished if what he did was true. It always amazes me how many people including women tend to directly blame the woman when a man cheats, sexually assaults, violently attacks or commit other unacceptable activities!! Even if a woman is a literal whore, it is not acceptable to force her to do any sexual activity or else he has to be punished. Period!! Stop blaming the woman all the time, men are responsible too!!!

705 days ago
32.

lalivia    

I know the GENTLEMAN named in this lawsuit have known him for almost 20 years he doesn't act like this doesn't use those kinds of words no way this happened!

705 days ago
33.

JW    

No police? Lisa Vanderpump does not strike me as a lady that would allow this to go on right under her nose. Again, no police? Her consul is probably telling her to shoot for $5M, and they will settle for $50-100K in "nuisance money". Don't pay Lisa, if this is untrue and just an attempt to shake you down. You have camera and she has no police report.

705 days ago
34.

ACB    

I have met Michael before and I have him on video singing Happy Birthday to me at the Villa Blanca. He is a sweet heart and this girl just wants money! He is a great person!

698 days ago
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