Lets talk about hypocrisy Ken Todd.
Let’s start with you and your wife’s constant manipulation of Entertainment News sites based in LA like TMZ and Radar Online. You both have them on speed dial.
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Dinner Is Free If You work For TMZ Ken and LVP made sure that any TMZ or Radar employee that came into Villa Blanca had their tabs comped in exchange for not posting any negative skeletons about them, allegedly.
At that time they were mostly worried about the Bustillos lawsuit.
Here is some of that EXCLUSIVE post at the time it was happening:
The source feels as though Bustillos was grossly mistreated by Ken and Michael Govia. The main reason that Govia was not held liable is that the he was accused of battery, which was allegedly shown on surveillance video. According to a video deposition of Andrew Morrison, then general manager at Villa Blanca, Ken made sure the video disappeared after the lawsuit was filed.
Therefore, the testimony came down to a he said, she said situation and the jury felt that the battery was not proven. However, the testimony from Morrison did convince them that Villa Blanca was liable for harassment (hostile work environment), discrimination based on gender, unsafe work environment and wrongful termination.
It also appears from his testimony that Bustillos was given two days off with pay after the incident while Morrison tried to work with Ken to solve the problem. Morrison testified that Ken (and Pandora!) not only refused to pay her the $300 for the two days (Just like they would not pay the injured dishwasher for his recovery time.) but they were unwilling to work her schedule out so she could be on the schedule only when Morrison was the supervisor. To me it just seems like a series of bad decisions were made by Ken.
Ken’s Poor Management Decisions
If they had made a few different decisions, this whole thing could have been avoided at a total cost of $300. But now, the restaurant will be responsible for six figures of attorney fees, just for Bustillos’ attorney, not to mention what they are paying their attorney to come up with 32 ways to say the were not guilty of any illegal activities.
Another fun fact, Scheana Marie was dragged in to testify for the defense and against her former friend and co-worker despite not witnessing anything. No wonder she is Lisa’s favorite waitress. She appeared to be rewarded with her Bravo wedding and LVP sticking up for her
Below are the relevant portions of the deposition of Andrew Morrison.
Q. How many cameras was there footage that you used to show Ken?
Q. Okay. It was only one camera that caught any of this?
A. Well, no. There was one camera that showed the host stand, but it just showed two people talking; and then there was one camera in the back service station that showed the incident.
Q. Okay. And you put the videos on your phone?
A. I made a recording of it through — of my — through my phone of the TV screen.
Q. Did you ever give Ken a copy?
Q. From your phone?
A. From my e-mail.
Q. Did you e-mail him the copy that you recorded on your phone?
Q. Was that in your work e-mail?
Q. Would that have been on the Saturday as well?
A. I would imagine, yeah.
Q. When you were sitting down with him, you showed him the video and said this happened?
Q. What did he say in response to that?
A. He said it was hard to see and that he couldn’t really see anything. And then we — I went — in further detail, I told him, “This is Michael here, here.” And he said, “Okay.”
“This is something we need to deal with. How do you want to handle this course of action?”
And he said, “Well, if we admit it happened, then we’re accepting fault.”
I said, “Yes.” I said, “It’s something that we need to deal with it. It was an action that shouldn’t have occurred.”
But he was more concerned with the media getting a hold of it and didn’t want to admit that the situation happened.
Q. Okay. What else did you say during that conversation?
A. I advised against it, but it’s his restaurant, and he wanted — he didn’t want the media to get involved. He did not want to accept that the situation happened.
Q. Did you —
A. I recommended that he — that we keep her on my shifts for the time being and to see how the course of actions kind of played out. And when — so she was on my shift for a couple of shifts, and then when she came back for her — from her vacation. I was trying — to go back to earlier, I believe there was two shifts that I know she missed for sure. But I know that I had her on my schedule for a couple of days as well where she was not working with Michael.
And then when she came in that — one of those Fridays where she was upset, and I told her I would be in shortly to talk to her about it, she then left because she saw Michael. And that’s when we knew that she wasn’t comfortable working with him. So I took it to Ken again to speak about it. Karina had also asked when she was going to get paid for those two shifts that she missed, and I said I would speak with Ken and get back to her.
Ken and Pandora Both Failed To Take Appropriate Action
And then Ken — at this point, I’m speaking with Ken and Pandora Sabo. I can’t remember the exact day, but it was in the evening shortly after that; and we were sitting or standing by the wine area that stores the bottles upstairs, and she said — I said, “You need to make sure that Karina only works on my shift. No ifs, ands, buts about it.”
And I told Ken that I thought the situation would escalate. Pandora then chimed in and said, “Well, she doesn’t want” — “she already doesn’t want to work with Dan. You can’t have her not work with Michael, too. That’s absurd.”
And Ken said something along the lines, “Well, she should be lucky to be here.” She is — I said, “She’s looking for the money for the two days.”
He said, “No. We can’t give that. She needs to either get over it or go find a job somewhere else.”
So she was kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place where there was a situation wrong that we should have accepted fault for within the restaurant, and the owner didn’t want the media to get ahold of it and then tried to kind of cover up the situation a little bit by not accepting fault. And it really came down to — she was really only looking for $300 for the two missed shifts that she had, and the owner didn’t want to pay it.
Q. Okay. Did Ken tell you what to do about the videotape during your meeting with him on that first Saturday?
A. That first Saturday after e-mailing to him?
Q. At what point did Ken tell you — or at what point did Ken ask you if you had deleted the video from your phone?
A. When the lawsuit came out. Sometime shortly after that.
Q. And what did you say at that point?
A. “I deleted it.”
Q. What did he say?
A. He asked if I deleted it, and I said, “Yes.” “Okay. Good.”
Q. He said, “Okay. Good”?
A. Not — don’t quote me on that. Something along those lines.
Q. He was happy that the video was deleted?
Q. Is that your understanding?
A. There’s — I can’t speak for his feelings. I am not him. But he — I think he asked me if I deleted it, and his response was not negative. It was, “Okay.” Something along those lines. I don’t know his exact words. That is just the worst of the lawsuits.
Ken and LVP were held personally liable and had to pay $1.49 million to the plantiffs attorneys alone. Plus another $100,000 to Bustillos. Then much like Sheree and Teresa Giudice they tried to sue their own lawyers.
There were more plenty more bad ones.
Prior to that there was this lawsuit won by a Villa Rica dishwasher who they fired after he was injured on the job. Velasco v Blanca LLC.
And then there was this one Martha Diaz v Blanca LLC
In this latest suit, Martha Diaz, a pastry chef who worked at Villa Blanca alleges that yet another manager has created a hostile workplace and sexual harassment by her immediate supervisor Gustovo Molina. The suit alleges that beginning in March of 2014 Molina began to harass her by inappropriately touching her in a sexual manner including touching of her vaginal area.
Molina and another kitchen worker would make sexually inappropriate comments toward Diaz in the course of her workday. The two would also pull up pornographic images on their cell phones and expose them to her. The two kitchen works would refer to Diaz as fat, ugly and call her a whore. They also places pornographic drawings in her work space and on her locker.
There were many suits surrounding their “dog businesses”
There was a lawsuit brought against them by another dog rescue that accused Ken of being aggressive toward the female plaintiff. That suit was dropped by the plantiff. Smells like they bought their way out of that to avoid yet another lawsuit where Ken is accused of aggressive behavior toward women. In that case, the other dog rescue claimed they failed to follow through on a proposed partnership and opened their own dog rescue instead, it seemed like a breach of contract case.
The one brought by a dog clothing company…
Then in 2015 Ken and Lisa suggested that they partner on a dog clothing line. Basically, they wanted in on the successful business but they would be mass producing dogwear under the partnership name, Fifi & Romeo For Vanderpump Dogs. The owners agreed.
Within a week after the agreement was reached, Ken and Lisa stopped giving Fifi & Romeo credit for the looks on social media. In fact, the suit alleges that they even went back into their social media and misspelled the company name on posts where they had given credit. They also stopped paying for the manufacturing costs for Giggy’s clothes. They dodged phone calls made to request payment.
The next thing you know, Lisa Vanderpump announces she is starting her own line of dog clothes. The suit seems to claim that they took their designs to break down and use as patterns for their line. They are suing on multiple claims: breach of contract, fraud, conversion,and unjust enrichment.
2017 Lawsuit Against Ken Todd, Lisa Vanderpump And Vanderpump Dogs
Spot Rescue sued Ken Todd, Lisa and the Vanderpump Dog Foundation claiming Ken was enraged when Spot Rescue’s executive director refused to provide dogs for a fundraiser gala Vanderpump sponsored. Ken allegedly threw the female executive against a wall and yelled, “Do you know who I am? I will ruin your life!”
The intimated director relented and sent dogs to the event. When it came time to split the $64,000 raised, Ken allegedly didn’t distribute then funds. Instead, the suit claimed that Ken offered a partial payment. But, only if she signed a statement releasing him from liability for the assault.
I believe the case was quietly settled out of court prompting the woman to drop the case.
Another one against the Dog Foundation
Another Lisa Vanderpump Lawsuit has been filed. This time the employee was an employee of Vanderpump Dogs Foundation. The woman received a promotion to operations manger. According to documents reviewed by The Blast, the employee was instructed to sign John Sessa’s name on all Vanderpump Dog Foundations checks. So she did. Then, the new supervisor found out and put a stop to the practice. She claims that everything was worked out amicably.
About a week, later she left work an hour early due to extreme anxiety. She went to the hospital where she was put on a 5150 hold. The day she returned to work she was fired. The cause of termination was signing the checks. However, the real reason appears to be the 5150. The ADA would legally protect her for that. So she is suing for discrimination and wrongful termination. This one I think is still active.
And there are more, but this post is getting way too long. But you know if Ken Todd wants to talk HYPOCRISY, regarding not discussing lawsuits on the show, THAT IS FUCKING HYSTERICAL. The entire last paragraph of his first screen shot describes HIM!
The dog resolution is utterly meaningless and just an grab for attention. Just this week congress passed a resolution condemning the Rascist In Chief for his racist tweets. Guess what, he’s still doing it. Because resolutions are meaningless declarations. They are not laws. It’s just congressional masturbation. If you spent years of your life to get a meaningless resolution that says eating dogs is bad and we don’t think China should do it (despite it being legal in the large majorities of states in the US) you are fucking morons.
Then he points out that he is not asking for five thousand dollars for his dog charity. I’m also not asking for a million dollars for my retirement fund.
Then he wants us to know that LVP “EVEN doing Angel Food when she has been so down.” I suppose LVP went and plopped some rice on a tray or two for the Vanderpump Rules cameras. Again with the publicity seeking.
While I am not surprised to hear of your wife’s bad breath, this is information you are provided. It’s to be expected thought. British teeth are pretty lousy. No offense, That is British humor.
Vanderpump Rose isn’t in any of the finest restaurants I’ve ever been too. It is in the budget grocery stores in the ghetto though. So good on you. It’s also overpriced. It’s no Whispering Angel.
Goodbye to the vicious nastiness indeed. Now will you both PLEASE STFU? You are both ginormous hypocrites who cannot stop jumping up and down for attention. Unfortunately, I’m sure we will see both of you eternal victims on the next season of RHOBH.