Our favorite Beverly Hills restauranteur is being put through the ringer by a former employee with what Lisa Vanderpump deems a "frivolous and a clear case of malicious prosecution."
The backstory — Karina Bustillos filed a $5 million sexual assault and battery lawsuit against the Real Housewives of Beverly Hill's Lisa Vanderpump and her restaurant Villa Blanca, claiming a manager tried to kiss her, called her names and violently grabbed her wrists. A few weeks ago, TMZ reported that Lisa was willing to settle the lawsuit with the out-of-work actress — who admitted to being fired numerous times — for $40,000 — not even close to the $5 million Bustillos was demanding. At the time it looked like a settlement would not be reached and the case may go to court. But what a difference a week makes…
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Now in what seems to be an effort to stay relevant and embarrass Lisa Vanderpump, Bustillos is willing to settle for the $40,000 as long as Lisa admits to a bizarre list of demands. TMZ obtained the list of demands and they are…odd.
— 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
Seems like Bustillos realized that she didn't really have a case for court, so she is willing to get what she can take as long as she gets a little payback. Along with the above 'demands', TMZ is also reporting that there a more listed that are clearly just there to embarrass.
I wonder what Lisa Vanderpump will do? She seems to be a savvy business woman who does not take ultimatums very well — Kristen Doute, I am looking at you. Stay tuned for the latest news on this bizarre lawsuit.
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