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'Bar Rescue' Lawsuit

Doctor Pays Dearly For Vagina Jab

4/8/2014 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

040714_bar_rescue_launchSo 2 doctors walk into a bar, buy it, they try to get on "Bar Rescue," one of them taunts the wife of the show's host, diagnosing her with a "Grade A va-gee" ... and then sue because the host beat the crap out of him.

Stop us if you've heard this one, but if not, here's the lawsuit.  Dr. Paul Wilkes bought Sand Dollar bar in Las Vegas with another doctor.  They weren't doing so well and made a play to get on the popular Spike TV show. 

According to the lawsuit, a producer got in touch with them and said the way to get on the show was to act outlandish.   As part of the audition process, producers sent host Jon Taffer's wife, Nicole, to Sand Dollar.  Dr. Wilkes says he was goaded to hit on Mrs. Taffer.

Nicole ordered a Sex on the Beach at the bar, when Dr. Wilkes bellied up and dropped cheesy pickup lines, including ... "Probably my most impressive trick is just from looking at the bend of your arm.  I can tell you what your vagina looks like." 

The good doc went on ... "So, if you bend your arm, and go like that, that's like Grade A va-gee.  If someone bends their arm and it's all like jacked up and, then, like you know they have the elephant ears, which is foul."

Jon Taffer then made HIS move ... according to the lawsuit, Taffer had been watching the filming outside and came rushing into the bar, called Dr. Wilkes a pervert and a scumbag, and then smashed the drink Wilkes was holding into his face.

Wilkes claims when his friends tried restraining Taffer he threw a haymaker at him ... which apparently was too much because Taffer began hyperventilating and fell to the floor." Dr. Wilkes says he now has migraines, nausea, vomiting night terrors and crying spells.

But there's a slight problem -- we pulled the clip from the episode Wilkes is referring to and unless the editors at "Bar Rescue" are magicians, none of it backs up his battery claims. Watch it for yourself.

Doctor, heal thyself!


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nice job tmz... zzz

163 days ago


No one cares about that fake show. Booooooo 👎

163 days ago

joe blow    

what a fake lame show

163 days ago


its entertainment. taffer has Real knowledge real talk.

163 days ago


Vagina jab

163 days ago


I respect the guy for not beating his ass. There is a man code that you don't **** with a girl that is taken. It's just a respect thing. This guy crossed the line and deserved to get punched in the face.

163 days ago


I'm so confused right now, cause I didn't see anything happen.

163 days ago


Another preplanned marketing ploy to get viewers to watch their program. Wilkes is an obstetrician. Hopefully his bar pays more than his medical business because he just lost all new potential patients. He's disgusting.

163 days ago

just because    

haha i love bar rescue. jon taffer is such a bosss....i saw a pic of him smoking an e-cigar once

162 days ago


That was scripted by the producers! Do a Yelp on the bars that Bar Rescue attempts to turn around. The majority of them are closed!

162 days ago


yet another scripted moment in this non reality show

162 days ago


is TMZ running commercials as stories now?

162 days ago

Kathy Harman    

This guy's a s***bag liar who wants to make a quick buck, because he was embarrassed on natl tv! "Crying spells"? Gimme a break.

162 days ago


Stop sending your wife into trashy bars!!!

162 days ago


Taffer is a genius at what he does! It's amazing how he can turn around a failing bar!

162 days ago
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