‘Real Housewives’ Lisa Vanderpump's Husband Files Lawsuit: I Was Attacked With a Concrete Chipper!

'Real Housewives' Lisa Vanderpump's Husband Files Lawsuit: I Was Attacked With a Concrete Chipper!

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The Bravo reality star's spouse claims he was attacked with a concrete chipper — and then things got strange

Kenneth Todd, the husband of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump, has filed a lawsuit against a pair of brothers, claiming that he was targeted in an extortion campaign — oh, and that he was attacked with a concrete chipper.

According to the lawsuit –  which was fied in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, and identifies Todd as an “internationally known restaurateur and celebrity,” Todd was on the site of his and Vanderpump's West Hollywood bar P.U.M.P. Lounge on Oct. 3, when he noticed one defendant, Kevin Cazaref, doing construction on the venue that wa “both improper and unsafe.”

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Todd claims that, in the interested of safety, he “respectfully proceeded to show defendant Kevin Cazaref how to properly operate a concrete chipper in a safe and proper manner” — at which point Cazaref allegedly threw the machine at Todd, “causing serious and permanent injury to plaintiff's lower body, including his hip, leg and knee.”

Cazaref then “lunged and charged” at Todd, according to the lawsuit.

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The suit claims that Cazaref and his brother, David Cazaref, engaged in an “attempted shakedown and extortion” of Todd, threatening to go to the police with “false and fabricated accusations” that he had initiated the attack, and to smear his name in the media if he didn't pay them at least $50,000.

Todd makes numerous allegations in the suit, including assault, battery, civil extortion and civil conspiracy.

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This isn't the first legal drama to descend on P.U.M.P. Lounge; back in August, Todd and Vanderpump were named in a lawsuit filed by a pair of restaurant entrepreneurs, who claimed that they were promised the location for their proposed sports-themed gay bar, and  had the location swiped out from under them. Todd and Vanderpump denied any wrongdoing, saying they had “no prior knowledge” of the plaintiffs.

Todd is seeking unspecified damages in the suit.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

  • delashatnet

    Rich people problems…….boo freakin hoo



    • Gwendolyn Parker

      Not a bad choice, but no, Joe Manganello (misspelled his last name) from Magic Mike should play Christian Grey. That man is to fine for words, I read where at one time he was homeless, if he finds himself in that situation again, he can come and live with me.

  • Tamara hope

    Seems strange to me on many levels, 1st there are at least 4 serious felonies in the story if any of it is true someone would be going to jail! Sence no one was arrested & Todd choose to sue that tells me he wants $.If someone threw a concrete chipper at me causing permanent damage to my leg knee & hip I would sue but I would also have that person arrested. It also seems strange to me that 2 yrs ago Todd was saying Cedric did the same thing(minus being hit) & even asked for $50,000 or he would tell people things about him/Lisa. I just don't buy the whole thing, I have no doubt that some words were exchanged but to go to the extent that Todd claims the brothers did seems a little far fetched! They have several law suits going so I think they maybe in trouble $ wise. It costs a lot to open a new place in the Bev. & this is the 2nd in 2 yrs.