Lisa Vanderpump Denies Liquor License Suspension and PUMP Closing Amid Affair Scandal
Lisa Vanderpump’s famous restaurant, PUMP, maybe closing amid reports that the eatery’s liquor license was suspended.
On Wednesday, the Vanderpump Rules star took to Twitter to deny the suspension allegations. She wrote, “Ok no …#PumpRestaurant will be open as normal…# fake-news Oh and no I didn’t pay cast members to sleep together for ratings #pumprules they do that on their own…# fake -news Have a beautiful day everybody.”
In another tweet, a fan wrote, “PUMP hasn’t been open for days and the liquor license has run dry. At this rate, Vanderpump is moving to Vegas. # pumprules.” To which Vanderpump responded, “Open tonight lol.”
A photo of PUMP, situated at the intersection of Santa Monica and Robertson Boulevard, was posted by Los Angeles broker Leslie Haro, which caused an uproar when she hinted that the location would soon be leased.
Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, are renting the location, and the landlord is seeking a new tenant while the high-profile duo contemplates whether to renew their lease.
Vanderpump is uncertain if she is prepared to relinquish ownership of the establishment.
“We’ve been in the Pump location for 10 years, have a great relationship with the landlord, and are currently discussing resigning our lease over the next few months,” she told the outlet, adding they have not made a decision yet.
Vanderpump hinted that PUMP would be operational that evening and that the establishment’s well-known Pump-Tinis would be served, following a minor setback caused by a “collections suspension” on March 8th.
Vanderpump’s representative confirmed to the outlet that the “suspension” listed on the website of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control was actually a “bookkeeping error” and was resolved “immediately.”
Despite being closed over the weekend due to “heavy rain,” PUMP will reopen at 5:00 pm — serving its full array of elaborate cocktails.
The leasing predicament occurs shortly after the most significant scandal in reality TV history. As reported, Ariana Madix uncovered that her partner of nine years, Tom Sandoval, had been involved in a months-long romance with their co-star, Raquel Leviss.
Vanderpump recently commented on the shocking infidelity but remained supportive of her former SUR bartender and present waitress.
“This kind of vigilante justice I don’t agree with at all,” Vanderpump said on Watch What Happens Live in response to the hate that Sandoval and Raquel have received. “I think these are people that are living their life in a public forum, which is very difficult.”
She added, “There’s so much infidelity in the world. It’s not like they murdered anyone.”
The situation’s disorderliness persists.
As reported, Ariana was blindsided after discovering Sandoval had been cheating on her with their Vanderpump Rules co-star, Raquel Leviss, after discovering an “inappropriate” FaceTime video of Raquel on her boyfriend’s phone. The affair had lasted for eight months, and that the two had occasionally been intimate at Ariana’s residence while she was sleeping.
The entire cast has been affected by the tension, as Raquel obtained a temporary restraining order against Scheana Shay, who is Ariana’s closest friend.
According to Raquel, Scheana punched her in the face and gave her a black eye upon discovering the infidelity. In the legal filing, Sandoval’s mistress included photos of her injuries, which she claimed were a direct consequence of the alleged assault.
Scheana Shay denies the claim of punching Raquel — calling her a “well-known liar and cheat.”
Vanderpump Rules airs Wednesdays, at 9 p.m. ET, on Bravo.
Olivia Davis is a Staff Writer at All About The Tea. Olivia’s hobbies include binging Netflix series, and watching Housewives on Bravo. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in History.