Real Housewives, real drama! Legal trouble is brewing in the 90210 because Lisa Vanderpump’s husband Ken Todd has filed a shocking lawsuit obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com where he claims he is the victim of a vicious assault and a sinister extortion claim.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star filed the documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging that he is the victim of an “attempted shakedown and extortion,” by a “violent and opportunistic ex-felon” named David Cazaref and his brother, Kevin Cazaref, who attacked him at his new restaurant location and then hatched a plot to scam him out of $50,000.
The civil lawsuit states that on October 3, 2013 at their new trouble plagued restaurant, P.U.M.P Lounge, the Cazaref brothers were hired as subcontractors and when Todd tried to instruct Kevin on the proper way to use a concrete chipper when the incident occurred.
“To Plaintiff’s absolute shock and horror, Defendant Kevin Cazaref, suddenly and without provocation, became enraged, grabbed and violently hurled the heavy concrete chipper at Plaintiff, striking Plaintiff at close range, and causing serious and permanent injury to Plaintiff’s lower body, including his hip, leg and knee.”
Todd asserts that the assault continued, “Before Plaintiff could take a moment to recover from the shock of the attack and Defendant Kevin Cazaref’s sudden and frightening burst of rage, or regaining his balance, Defendant Kevin Cazaref lunged and charged at Plaintiff in immediate fear of his safety, Plaintiff quickly began to back away and raised his hands and fists in order to defend himself.”
Vanderpump’s husband states in the lawsuit that a few hours after the incident the Cazaref brothers approached him and tried to get him to give them cash to keep the story quiet.
They made “express oral complaints that they would go to the police with their false and fabricated accusations, and have Plaintiff arrested and charged with battery, brazenly boasting that they had a family member with connections to the police department in the area who would assist them In perpetuating their fabricated story, unless Plaintiff paid Defendants at least Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) in cash. “
Todd also claims that they threatened to go to the media with their story if he didn’t pay them the $50,000.
He then claims that the Cazaref brothers filed a “false police report” with the Sheriff’s department.
Vanderpump’s husband claims he suffered from “severe and serious mental and emotional distress, pain and suffering, all to his damage at an amount to be proven at trial,” and he is seeking to have the Cazaref brothers pay his legal fees.