Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Lisa Vanderpump and husband Ken Todd are selling their Beverly Hills restaurant, Villa Blanca, following a lawsuit in which a former employee was awarded a $100k sexual harassment judgment.
On July 16, Vanderpump’s Villa Blanca restaurant went up for sale from real estate firm, Hilton & Hyland. There is no asking price listed and the restaurant comes “turn key,” meaning that everything including the furniture and fixtures is covered by the price.
Less than one month before the listing went public, jurors awarded former Villa Blanca employee Karina Bustillo $100,000 in punitive damages stemming from a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against her manager Michael Govia.
In the suit, Bustillo claimed that Govia made inappropriate comments and sexual advances towards her and that Villa Blanca failed to take action when she informed them about the incidents.
This is the second lawsuit for Vanderpump where she was sued by a Villa Blanca employee. In 2012, Vanderpump and Todd were sued by former dishwasher Ricardo Velasco over “discrimination” and “wrongful termination” claims. Velasco was awarded a lump sum of $75,000.
In court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, Vanderpump admits that she is “not very good at” running her crumbling restaurant empire, which now includes her three restaurants SUR, Pump and Villa Blanca.
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