If it's not one brawl it's another when it comes the Real Housewives. Representing Beverly Hills this week is Lisa Vanderpump, who found herself smack in the middle of a gay bar fight.
Okay, it's not quite as juicy as it seems. There were no actual punches thrown, but she and her husband Ken Todd were slapped. Slapped with a lawsuit that is, by two defendants who claim the reality stars unfairly stole the location of their sports-themed gay bar.
According to Us Weekly, Ryan Carrillo and Andrew Gruver say they partnered with producer Elie Samaha, who was going to invest in the restaurant to be called Bar Varsity. Next thing they knew, however, the property was leased by Elie, Freddy Braidy and Edward Fumkes (who are co-defendants) to Lisa and Ken, who plan to open P.U.M.P. Lounge there instead. The plaintiffs say Lisa and Ken knew there were already plans for Bar Varsity and they "intended to disrupt the performance of the agreement."
Maybe they did, maybe they didn't know, but it seems like Lisa and Ken aren't to blame here, but rather the owners who made the decision to lease it to them. They're being sued too, but I fail to see how Ken and Lisa should be involved at all. They don't either, and issued the following statement:
We had no prior knowledge of Ryan Carrillo and Andrew Gruver or their claim. We took the lease in good faith seven months ago and all of our applications and notices have been posted publicly. Any issue will be between them and the property owner.
The plaintiffs are asking for $4 million as well as a restraining order and a preliminary injunction to stop P.U.M.P. Lounge from being developed. Sounds like a big pain ... but also a really good story line for RHOC or Vanderpump Rules. Not quite as good as a real bar fight, but we'll take it.
Do you think Ken and Lisa are at fault here?
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