This is one for the books. The woman who was suing Lisa Vanderpump for $5 million alleging sexual harassment at her Villa Blanca restaurant -- among other things, is now willing to settle for $40K if the restaurant acknowledges some ridiculous things.
Karina Bustillos -- who claimed a Villa Blanca manager sexually harassed her in all sorts of ways -- says she'll drop the suit if she gets $40K and the following promises from Villa Blanca:
-- not to serve catfish and claim it's the more expensive tilapia
-- not to serve canned fruits and veggies and call them fresh
-- teach employees not to eat food off customers' plates
-- order kitchen staff to wash their hands frequently
And there's other stuff too, which seems like it's designed to embarrass.
Lisa Vanderpump tells TMZ ... the lawsuit is "frivolous and a clear case of malicious prosecution."
I'm on Team Porsha
Kenya Deserved Beatdown
4/20/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The battle lines have been drawn ... "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes says she's totes team Porsha Williams -- because Kenya Moore provoked her way into an attack.
NeNe was heading out at L.A.X. Saturday when our camera guy asked whose side she's on -- Porsha Williams or Kenya -- and NeNe didn't hold back.
As we previously reported ... Porsha and Kenya got into a full-on bitch fight last month while filming. Porsha was charged with assault and took the most glam mug shot ever while turning herself in.
So, we gotta ask ...
Most Glam Mug Shot Ever
4/16/2014 7:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Porsha Williams is gonna have bitches clamoring for jailhouse makeovers after they see the mug shot she just took in Atlanta.
TMZ obtained the mug shot -- taken with full hair and makeup -- when the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member turned herself in to the Fulton County Sheriff to be booked for simple battery ... a misdemeanor.
As TMZ first reported ... an arrest warrant was issued for Porsha stemming from the brawl she had with Kenya Moore while shooting RHOA.
Porsha was released immediately after posting her $2,000 bail. She paid cash.
Charged with Assault
Arrest Warrant Issued
4/16/2014 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams is a wanted woman ... as in we've learned there's a warrant out for her arrest.
ATL cops are going after Porsha over a fight she had with Kenya Moore on the set of the show. Porsha allegedly attacked Kenya, who filed a police report. The show has the raw footage, and that was enough to charge Porsha with misdemeanor battery -- thus the warrant.
Porsha's lawyer, Joe Habachy, tells TMZ she will surrender Thursday.
We're also told Porsha plans to go after Kenya ... she wants the D.A. to file felony aggravated assault charges against Moore.
Real Cougars of Bev Hills Gone Wild
4/14/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kyle Richards and her rich friends were ON THE LOOSE this week ... partying at a West Hollywood nightclub like girls 1/3 their age.
The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star hit up iconic gay bar The Abbey on Thursday night to celebrate a friend's birthday ... and to do some risque table dancing.
According to our sources, Kyle and co. arrived around 11:00 PM and stayed til closing at 2 AM ... so, hardly what you'd call a rager.
We're told Richards is quite the barfly -- at the Abbey, anyway ... where she frequently sips on margs (Skinny Girl, we're sure) and is known for leaving fat tips.
Momma needs her medicine.
Here's $40K ...
To Make Sexual Assault Case Go Away
4/13/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lisa Vanderpump is trying to make a sexual assault lawsuit go away with money ... problem is, the two sides are a little off -- by around $5 MILLION.
We broke the story ... waitress Karina Bustillos filed suit ... claiming a manager at Vanderpump's restaurant, Villa Blanca tried to kiss her, called her a "c***," and violently grabbed her wrists. Bustillos says she complained to Vanderpump ... who refused to do anything about it.
Bustillos quit ... and filed a $5 million lawsuit for sexual assault and battery.
Vanderpump tells TMZ ... the suit is ridiculous. The woman is an out-of-work actress who has admitted in her deposition she's been fired several times ... once for drinking on the job. And Vanderpump says -- contrary to Bustillos' allegations -- it's already been established Lisa knew nothing about the accusations until the case was filed.
And Vanderpump says the manager in question has NEVER had a complaint filed against him and has worked for her for years. Finally Vanderpump says she fully investigated and there's no evidence the manager did anything wrong.
According to court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Vanderpump is offering $40,001 -- not exactly the $5 million Bustillos is demanding.
Bustillos has until Monday to accept the offer -- that's when the trial begins.
Lisa Vanderpump's Husband
Sued For Alleged Sidewalk Attack
4/11/2014 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Two construction workers claim Lisa Vanderpump's husband Ken Todd attacked them ... then accused them of blackmail ... all because of a construction beef last year at Todd's West Hollywood restaurant.
The workers -- brothers Kevin and David Cazaref -- claim they were demolishing a sidewalk with a concrete chipper ... when Todd approached them "in a rude and aggressive manner" to complain about their work.
According to the lawsuit, Todd got even angrier when Kevin asked Todd to show him the right way to do it -- and eventually shoved Kevin. David then flagged down a Sheriff's deputy to report the incident.
According to docs, the deputy talked to Todd, who apologized ... and offered Kevin "a sum of money as a gesture of good faith" -- but when the brothers rejected his offer (while standing at an ATM) ... Todd got mad and started yelling he was being blackmailed.
The Cazarefs are now suing for assault, battery and slander.
If all of this sounds a little familiar ... it's because Todd sued the brothers last October, claiming he was the one who was attacked. The brothers say that case was dismissed ... because Todd never showed up to court.
I Didn't Jack That 'Worthless' Song
4/10/2014 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Porsha Williams claims a songwriter is so desperate for attention ... he's accusing her of stealing his music... but Porsha says she can prove the guy was totally into his tune being used on the show.
On Sunday night's episode of "Real Housewives of Atlanta," Porsha sang a song called, "Perfectly Worthless" ... and that's exactly how it sounded, according to the guy who wrote it.
Pierre Medor -- who's worked with Usher, Diddy and Nelly -- says he only gave the song to Porsha to test her voice ... and had no idea the song would end up on the air.
In fact, he claims he made a deal for someone else to record it.
But Porsha tells TMZ ... Medor signed a waiver with Bravo for his appearance on "RHOA" -- and even sent a text message saying he LIKED hearing his song on the show.
The text to Porsha's rep said, "It's cool. It was a good look! Now we need to get a record done."
Obviously Porsha's not as impressed ... her rep says Porsha's focused on promoting her new single, "Flatline" -- and calls Medor's attack a "desperate attempt to ride her coattails."
I LOVED Fantasia's
'Motherf****n' Wedding Speech
4/9/2014 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kandi Burruss was NOT offended by Fantasia's foulmouthed wedding speech. Contrary to reports she was horrified at Fantasia's f-bomb barrage ... Kandi LOVED it.
The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star tied the knot with fiance Todd Tucker on April 4 -- and was reportedly mortified when Fantasia took the mic at the reception, calling Kandi "the realest bitch" and "my motherf****n’ friend." She also went on about Kandi's big ass.
But Kandi's rep says she was NOT horrified in the least, telling us, Kandi laughed her big ass off at Fantasia's speech ... and the two had a blast at the wedding.
Bottom line ... Kandi and Fantasia know each other really well ... and Fantasia could never offend her.
Joe and Teresa Giudice
New Docs Reveal
Lavish Deadbeat Lifestyle
4/9/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joe and Teresa Giudice will get a clean slate from the bankruptcy judge -- they paid $7,500 to creditors and in the process they'll erase more than $13 MILLION in debts!!!
The docs -- obtained by TMZ -- are shocking. Joe and Teresa lived their lives through smoke and mirrors, having almost no equity in any of their lavish trappings of wealth.
They have a $1.7 million house with only $140K in equity. There are 2 other properties where they have NO equity.
They have a Maserati, an Escalade, a Ford 350 and have NO equity in them. They also have toys -- a Sea-Doo boat, a Kawasaki quad, 2 go carts and other stuff -- no equity.
As for their creditors who will walk away with nothing ... they include 5 banks, all of which loaned the couple more than a million bucks. Wachovia Bank got shafted to the tune of $5.3 MIL.
As we previously reported ... the Giudices are about to get prison time for bank fraud.
BTW ... one really weird thing. The Giudices valued their dogs at $600. The bankruptcy trustee begged to differ, saying the dogs were worthless.
I Did Not Fake
My Dog's Death!
4/8/2014 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kenya Moore insists she DID NOT fake her dog's death for ratings and is disgusted at reports that claim otherwise.
On Sunday's episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Kenya revealed her pooch of seven years -- a Yorkie named Velvet -- had died after being viciously attacked by a neighbor's dog.
But the day after the episode aired, reports came out claiming the dog was alive and well and living with her friend Brandon DeShazer ... and that Moore had FAKED the death to drive up ratings.
DeShazer -- who posted a series of old photos of Velvet when the show aired that sparked the rumor -- calls the reports "vile" and "irresponsible," telling TMZ, "Anybody who has pets knows the kind of love you develop for them. To report that something like that would be staged … it’s disgusting."
We're told Moore is still heartbroken over Velvet's passing and calls the reports "evil."
'Real Housewives of Atlanta'
You Fire Porsha ...
And We Walk!
4/8/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The entire cast of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" -- minus one -- is threatening to walk off the show if Porsha Williams is fired over her fight with Kenya Moore.
The one holdout -- Kenya Moore.
Sources close to the show tell us the women hatched their plan this weekend at Kandi Burruss' wedding ... telling the show's producers how much they despise Moore because of all the drama she stirs up.
As we reported ... Williams attacked Moore during taping of the reunion special ... and producers may use the bitch fight as justification for giving Porsha the axe.
We're told since the brawl, ALL housewives' contracts for next season have been put on hold -- until show honchos figure out what to do with Porsha.
But sources tell us the women have made it clear ... they'll walk if Porsha gets fired ... and we're told NeNe Leakes and Phaedra Parks are making a play to get Kenya fired instead.
Kenya Moore Is a Fake ...
Right Down to Her Ass
4/1/2014 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NeNe Leakes isn't afraid of a fight -- even when it's not hers -- and she took a huge dig at Kenya Moore in the wake of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" reunion show brawl.
As we told you Porsha Williams attacked Kenya during last week's taping -- Kenya even made a ridiculous 911 call -- but last night at Mr. Chow NeNe backed Porsha, telling us ... "Kenya stupid. She need to fix her fake booty."
A clear shot at Kenya's "Booty Camp" workout (which seems like the ONE thing for which she shouldn't be attacked).
Anyway, as for Porsha possibly getting 86'd -- watch the clip ... NeNe ain't having it.