Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Lisa Vanderpump and husband Ken Todd are being sued along with their Villa Blanca restaurant manager, Michael Govia, by a server who claims she was sexually assaulted by Govia. The server, Karina Bustillos, is claiming Lisa ignored her complaints and is suing for $5 million!
Bustillos claims that Govia asked her to close her eyes and when she opened them, he was sticking his tongue out going in for a kiss. Bustillos complained, and Govia called her names such as “bitch” and “cunt”, according to TMZ. In August, Govia twisted Bustillo’s wrists and when she asked him to stop he claimed he could do whatever he wanted because he was the manager. Sounds very serious!
Bustillos claims that her complaints were ignored by Lisa and she is now suing after allegedly being forced to quit. Lisa tells TMZ, “The waitress had a falling out with a manager. Of course I take that seriously. We’ve looked at all the cameras and there’s no sexual harassment. This is just a disgruntled employee.”
Lisa has been in the restaurant business for many years and I highly doubt she would dismiss any case like this that came up with her staff! This server is an aspiring actress and she probably is looking for a quick money maker or some 15 minutes of fame. I hope that if there was an issue, it will be resolved as harassment in the workplace is a serious issue. Do you think Karina has a case against Lisa and Ken?