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Sued Over

Alleged Rapes

4/4/2013 10:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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31.

Sonja    

So they are suing for cash almost 2yrs later vs putting actual rapists behind bars for their crimes by id'ing, reporting them to police at the time?

377 days ago
32.

CJames    

I love The Abbey. Strong drinks and beautfiul people. Have been there many times over the years and have never had an issue

377 days ago
33.

barbarella    

i'm sure many more will now come out of the wood work

377 days ago
34.

Sad    

How horrible. This same exact situation happened to my friend at a bar here in South Florida. She and her girlfriend were drugged by bartender (around last call) and raped by him after the bar had closed.

Please be careful ladies.

377 days ago
35.

Observer    

Screw these women for waiting sooo long. If I were raped, I'd be at the police station 'stat' for justice and to prevent any others.

Screw The Abbey for being a cool place with a crap attitude 'and' for hiring 'Cheap Illegal Labor' instead of citizens that need jobs.

Screw Illegals for taking advantage of the ropes Democrats give them, screw the Dem's for enabling them for sympathy votes while screwing us, and screw sue happy pigs that wait so long to sue and not go to authorities.

Screw em ALL!

377 days ago
36.

Killmonokill    

If u don't go to the cops the day after you were raped then it never happened plain and simple... Rape victims put people in jail not ask for money

377 days ago
37.

RealTVCritics    

Never been to this bar but from some of the comments it seems certainly cheaper to buy a bottle of scotch at Ralphs and drink at home. And the new thing at bars and restaurants these days is scamming of credit cards. It's happening all over Los Angeles. To me twice.

Now it's cash and carry.

377 days ago
38.

jl    

well its the ABBEY! that place is disgusting there are all sorts of swindlers and shady people there. Nobody with any real value or life goes there after happy hour anyways, that's when the douches come out, and yes douches can be both men and women

377 days ago
39.

bruce    

The Abbey sucks. I hope gay people boycott it.

377 days ago
40.

penny    

My 27 yr old grandaughter was at the Bellagio Bar in Atlantic City this past weekend celebrating her birthday. 2 Guys bought she and her girlfriend a drink and that's all she remembers. This stuff goes on a lot so girls, please don't accept drinks from strangers. And if she reported it to the police they wouldn't believer her anyway. That's why these events are not reported. the girls are made to look like they "asked" for it.

377 days ago
41.

DucNut    

Hey, I went to that dump back in 2011 and woke up the next morning with a NASTY hangover and sore butthole....now it all makes sense (but then again maybe it was the black bean nachos??) how do I get a hold of that lawyer??? $10 Mill baby, here I come!!!!!!

377 days ago
42.

Mick    

Harvey heard this was going on and rushed over to order a drink.

377 days ago
43.

TEAM LAMMY    

Date rape drug? These girls wouldn't remember anything . If that happened she should have went to police immediately .

377 days ago
44.

RuthieB    

Illegal immigrant, not undo***ented worker.

377 days ago
45.

sophie    

I hate doubting rape victims but to know while being drugged who did what and what is their immigration status is really out of this world.
Secondo, if the rapist is the busboy, then there has to be a whole ring working there because I just don't see how a bus boy would have access to a specific customer drinks. Where is the bartender? where are the waiters and waitresses?

377 days ago
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