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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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NikkiNixx    

The credibility of the words written in this article is equal to the credibility of the women suing The Abbey. Ridiculous. TMZ, find better writers. Contact me if you would like a new one, you could probably use it, no offense.

483 days ago
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andrew    

this lawsuit will definitely get thrown out:
besides the fact that no criminal charges were ever filed, please look at who is representing these two... this guy will represent ANYONE on ANY grounds, no matter HOW shaky!!!!
http://articles.latimes.com/2000/jul/29/news/mn-61078

483 days ago
63.

heather    

So the bartenders drugged these women so the busboys could rape them...masterful plan

483 days ago
64.

Ron    

As to why I posted yesterday and got off topic with the drink prices. Some people don't like the Abbey for a variety of reasons, drink prices, staff attitude, customer attitude.etc. Rapes do happen but I'm not sure if they happened at the Abbey. It is a horrible situation for a woman or a man. Like I said, they wait two years, announce it at the same time. Remember too many things about the events. News reports are now saying that the bartenders spiked the drinks not busboys or barbacks. Something is not right here, and I think somethings going on, and here's a hint. It's on the corner. Enough said.

483 days ago
65.

Spicy mag    

Suck my Undo***ented wet undo***ented thick undo***ented worker. Tmz undo***ented is not a curse word!

482 days ago
66.

Todd    

I hope the women win and shut that nasty place down. SBE ruined the place anyways

482 days ago
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