Lisa Vanderpump’s popular restaurant SUR is firing back at a woman who filed a lawsuit against the establishment, claiming to have gotten violently ill while eating there two years ago that she began to vomit “profusely” before “defecating” on the floor.
“SUR has been in business for 15 years and serves over 150,000 patrons a year,” SUR co-owner Nathalie Zapata tells PEOPLE following news of the lawsuit.
“Nothing is more important to us than the care and enjoyment of our patrons. We have maintained our ‘A’ rating from the department of health and regular checks from the health department. We have no record of this ever happening from two years ago in 2017,” Zapata says.
“We or our attorneys have yet to see the complaint just filed, 24 months after this alleged incident.”
Furthermore, Zapata says if this incident were to have happened, it would have been captured on camera.
“If someone had vomited and defecated on the floor, it would have immediately been reported to the health department and would have been on our cameras or others,” Zapata adds.
The West Hollywood eatery was featured on the Bravo reality series, Vanderpump Rules. The shows follows SUR’s staff as they work on building their futures in show business all while battling drama at the restaurant.
The woman alleges that the food poisoning incident occurred on Aug. 19, 2017, according to court documents.
In the documents, the woman says she was on vacation with her family in Los Angeles when they decided to dine at SUR, adding that they had not eaten anything else that day.
The woman ordered “white fish covered with an orange cream sauce on her plate, along with broccoli and potatoes,” according to the documents.
An hour after starting to eat the meal, the woman claims “[her] head suddenly whipped back, causing her body to move backwards as well, as she felt a hot sensation rise from her stomach, into her chest and then into her throat that she was unable to control.”
She alleges that the reaction didn’t stop there. “Her head came forward while vomit filled her mouth, and [she] began vomiting profusely.”
The situation allegedly got so out of control that the woman fell to the floor on her knees and “continued to vomit,” according to the court documents.
She claims that’s when she also began to “defecate through her clothing.”
She “was unable to stop vomiting or defecating as she kneeled on the floor, causing [her] clothing to soil,” the court documents explain.
Lisa Vanderpump has had one hell of a year, first her brother Mark Vanderpump died by suicide in April 2018, while she was filming season 9 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Then just 14 months later, Vanderpump’s mother, Jean died at the age of 84.
“As you go to RIP with Mark, mummy. A tragic year for sure,” Lisa wrote.
While she grieved those losses, Lisa Vanderpump was also bullied and harassed by her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast mates after a major fall out over Dorit Kemsley’s dog adoption gone wrong — forcing the OG to quit the Bravo reality series at the conclusion of filming season 9.
In an Instagram post, which she captioned with a red heart emoji, Vanderpump closed her years-long chapter on the show.
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