Posted on Wed Jun 18th, 2014 11:26am PDT By X17 Staff
Lisa Vanderpump is not a happy housewife!
On Tuesday, a jury ruled that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star had to pay $100k to a former employee who was sexually harassed at her restaurant Villa Blanca. Apparently the British star is fuming and "in shock" after the ruling.
Looks like Vanderpump doesn't always rule!
Vanderpump's attorney told TMZ, "We are in absolute shock at the amount of punitive damages that were awarded."
Guess after this judgement, Vanderpump's not jumping on #yesallwomen bandwagon any time soon!
Yesterday, a jury ruled Vanderpump's Beverly Hills' restaurant, Villa Blanca, had to pay former employee Karina Bustillos in punitive damages after winning her sexual harassment lawsuit against the eatery.
Last week, the server was awarded $6,000 following after testifying that her manager, Michael Govia, had made unwanted sexual advances, called her foul names and even manhandled her, going so far as to grab her wrists and tried to kiss her. Bustillos also alleged that the restaurant failed to take action when she told them about the incidents.
TMZ claims that the high damages awarded are unusual because the jury did not place any liability on the Govia, which apparently throws doubts on whether the claims were credible. Unfortunately for the reality star, who has a net worth of $65 million, the court decided that she and her husband Ken Todd should be held accountable.
Last week both sides had claimed they had emerged victorious after that ruling -- but before the latest $100K decision had been handed down.
Embarrassingly enough, Vanderpump tweeted last week that she had a "victory," writing, "Victory! It was principal manager of (Villa Blanca) vindicated by the jury unanimously on all charges, been a tough ten days at trial. #truthprevailed."
Not so fast, lady!
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