Looks like Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd are having some legal issues of their own. According to My News LA the couple and their restaurant Villa Blanca are being forced by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge to pay $1.5 million in legal fees.
The legal fees stem from a sexual harassment suit filed again Villa Blanca by a former employee. Back in 2012, Karina Bustillos a waitress at Villa Blanca claims that the assistant manager physically hurt her when he grabbed her wrist then tried to kiss her previously.
In June 2014, the court found Bustillos claims to be true and awarded her $6,250 in compensatory damages and $10,000 in punitive damages for the sexual harassment in the lawsuit against Villa Blanca.
The judge ruled that since Vanderpump and Todd had interests in Villa Blanca they should share liability with their restaurant’s liability.
This amount of money is nothing for Vanderpump who is rumored to be worth well above $65 million. It seems that both sides in this case have claimed victory.
I think this issue is something that Lisa and Ken will brush off because it’s just money to them. However there are rumors out there that they are trying to sell Villa Blanca so this isn’t good publicity for the restaurant especially if they want to get rid of it.
Are you shocked that one of Lisa’s restaurants was involved in a sexual harassment case? Do you think the judge was right in making Lisa and Ken pay $1.5m?