West Hollywood's most notorious spot The Abbey is suing a woman who publicly claimed that one of their bartenders "roofied" her — and the bar wants $5 million.
In a lawsuit obtained by Radar, the popular LGBTQ+ venue is firing back at the "intentionally false and dangerously reckless" allegations made by Haely White in a post that has since gone viral.
In the documents, the celebrity-beloved bar claims "there is video footage accounting for nearly every minute of her stay at The Abbey on the evening on July 29, 2021, except for the 11 minutes in which she and her female companion were in the restroom together."
The Abbey says the security video also shows that "nothing out of the ordinary was put in her drink" despite "the fact that she set her drink down multiple times, walked away from it, and turned her back on it to dance," which they point out is allegedly contrary to what she told her followers.
"At no time can any Abbey personnel, or any other person for that matter, be seen tampering with her drink," the lawsuit reads.
Following the alleged incident last month, White took to her social media on August 3 and wrote that "within 15 minutes having half of my ONLY drink there, I collapsed, vomited at the bar and continued until I got home. I couldn’t function."
According to the lawsuit, White "failed to mention" on social media that she "was on a first date" that night and "she has since stated that she had at least one alcoholic beverage at dinner with her first date shortly before arriving to The Abbey and before purportedly calling her husband."
After learning about the accuser's allegations, The Abbey alleges personnel "promptly reviewed video footage from the evening and notified White that her statements were incorrect."
The bar claims that despite notifying White and encouraging her to look at the video for herself, she "defiantly continued to propagate her false claims."
According to the lawsuit, it wasn't until "after some delay" that White accepted their offer and made her way back to The Abbey to watch the security tape.
The Abbey alleges White continued to make false claims about the establishment, even after she watched the footage.
The famous bar says White's accusations have resulted in a "flood of attacks on the reputation of The Abbey" and "threats of physical harm to its staff."
The Abbey also alleges it has suffered a loss in business due to her "false statements."
The lawsuit points out that The Abbey and White agreed to the terms of a settlement agreement, in which she would take down all of her original allegations and share with her followers a "Corrective Statement" by August 14 at 4 PM PST.
The bar claims White "breached the terms almost immediately."
The Abbey wants damages, and they are asking for a lot — to the tune of $5,206,440.00.