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Sued Over

Alleged Rapes

4/4/2013 10:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Two women have filed a lawsuit, claiming they were drugged and raped by employees of one of the hottest restaurant/bars in Hollywood -- The Abbey.

The club has been a fixture in West Hollywood for more than 15 years.  According to the lawsuit ... a gay woman who says she had never had sexual relations with a man was at The Abbey with her girlfriend in November, 2011.  She says she and her GF had a fight, which upset the alleged victim.  She ordered a drink at the bar and claims it was laced with a date rape drug. 

The woman then claims she became impaired and a busboy allegedly took her outside and raped her.

Another woman -- who is straight -- claims she went to The Abbey in April, 2011, and was served a drink that was also allegedly laced with a date rape drug.  She alleges an undocumented worker at The Abbey then took her across the street to his car and raped her.

The women claim owners of The Abbey either knew or should have known that employees were allegedly slipping patrons drugs and then sexually assaulting them.

In the lawsuit  -- filed by Beverly Hills lawyer Robert Hirsh -- each woman is asking for more than $10 million.

The owners of The Abbey had no comment about the lawsuit.

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