Report: #633680

Complaint Review: Villa Blanca Beverly Hills Restaurant

  • Submitted: Fri, August 20, 2010
  • Updated: Mon, September 13, 2010
  • Reported By: andrea — Los Angeles California United States of America
  • Villa Blanca Beverly Hills Restaurant
    9601 Brighton Way
    Beverly Hills, California
    United States of America

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Is this how Villa Blanca treat its customer ?

This is who I am
http://fontanaheraldnews.com/articles/2010/08/19/news/doc4c6d5d9c9f8d7609880415.txt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_d3uRR6l3c&feature=fvsr
and this is my story...

I was assaulted by restaurant manager at Villa Blanca on 8/18/2010 attending Honoring the Media Red Carpet Event, and here's the story.

..."I was enjoying a cocktail with some friends on the patio at Villa
Blanca. We were relatively close to the red carpet taking photos as I
unfortunately stepped just outside the entrance to the patio. [continued below]....
..... I was
immediately yelled at by the manager as the drink was literally swiped
out of my hand. He then told me I could pick it up at the bar only to
find out he had poured it out. So I approached him and said he should
not be rude and I would like my drink replaced. Then he lost his cool,
began yelling again, and insisted that I leave immediately or he would
call the police. As several people witnessed, he actually assaulted me
and forcefully grabbed me by the arm and pulled me towards the door. I
had to pull away and get the help of onlookers to get him to stop
berating me."

Is his behavior excusable? Is this the behavior of a high class Beverly Hills restaurant coming from the manager himself? I do not think so. His physical contact with force was not excusable nor reasonable nor necessary, and most importantly - illegal. I am not only emotionally harassed but also physically harassed. I'd like to bring justice to light and share my story, especially to those friends who also attended the event that night, notably the following...
Andre Cohen Fotography, David Harrison Levi STARMAKER, Carter Alan Taylor, Jake Weinheimer, Brandy Sanders, Kierrah Foundation.

Event: 1st Annual All Media Gala
Date: Aug. 13th, 2010
Location: Villa Blanca Beverly Hills Restaurant | 9601 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA

http://www.villablancarestaurant.com/

Thanks to the suggestion of George Pappas and Carter for suggesting me to post my story. I will not set foot to this restaurant ever again until I receive a formal apology from the restaurant and the manager himself. What happened upset me greatly, and I feel extremely violated by the event inside and out. Is this what Beverly Hills has to offer? Or what a high society has to offer to the world we're living in today? Perhaps, but not under the name of justice.

I will further look into the legal actions I should take in regards to the incident.
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#1 UPDATE Employee

You Are From FONTANA - GUILTY AS CHARGED - CASE CLOSED

AUTHOR: Leonard - (U.S.A.)

Listen up douchbag. You are from Fontucky. The most backwards town in that shithole called San Bernardino County. The only other 4 star fine dining establishment you have ever visited is the Bun Boy Restaurant in Baker. How did you find your way to Beverly Hills in your 1974 Plymouth Fury to begin with?  Were you looking for your cousin Jethro Bodine. Even Cousin Jethro thinks you are too low class.  I'm pretty sure you were confused when you saw that the "outhouse" was actually INSIDE. Were you thrilled to actually see a "cement pond" withbyour own eyes? Did you happen to get caught  by the manager sneaking a jug of moonshine into the restaurant? So here is my advice to YOU Mr. Dipshit - Next time go to Barstow. The Denny's might be a little too classy for you, but just wear your "PALIN 2012" t-shirt, and I'm sure you will get upgraded to the "Professional Trucker's Only" section.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Bye Bye

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

Good luck in your fantasy world

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#3 Author of original report

The closing chapter

AUTHOR: and - (United States of America)

May the goodness of these hateful individuals learn the language of wisdom and compassion. This is the wacko jacko replay on a tiny scale. History always remains current. Upwards and onwards.
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#4 Consumer Comment

What's more interesting..

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Is that it took so long before the "They must be friends of the people involved" gets posted.  Although, it is usually "employee"...but perhaps that will be in the next update.

I seriously doubt that this "incident" happened at all, or if it did that the OP posted the entire story.  It may not even be anything more than the OP trying to get their name out there.  After all what in the **** does posting a youtube video have to do with the incident in question.  The answer..ABSOLUTLY NOTHING.  What does posting a "news" article have to do with this, which by coincidence just happens to be the day after this "incident"..ABSOLUTLY NOTHING.  What does the attempted "name dropping" you did have to do with your incident...ABSOLUTLY NOTHING. 

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#5 Author of original report

Interesting

AUTHOR: and - (United States of America)

I was not drunk as I had just arrived, and I did not harass anyone to say the least.
I'm not a big dude to pick a fight at a bar on a Saturday night, let's get REAL.

It's very likely that these hater posts are from the friends and relatives of the people who had the wrong doing. As I said, can't win, goes to show. Let's just hope no one ever does any wrong to these haters.... it goes around, comes around... slowly... but surely...
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#6 Consumer Comment

WOW!

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

You sure are full of yourself - posting your youtube video and an article to glorify yourself - these two items have nothing to do with this so called "rip off"


You got drunk - you got thrown out period!


And on that note - Paris and Kim trash make money off their family names so who cares!

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#7 Consumer Comment

Lets get real

AUTHOR: kingsizepops - (United States of America)

."I was enjoying a cocktail with some friends on the patio at Villa
Blanca. We were relatively close to the red carpet taking photos as I
unfortunately stepped just outside the entrance to the patio.


Your were drunk harassing people and you were asked to leave .

when you would not you were forcibly removed from the property.
Just like any other bar on a Saturday night.

so get over it .

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#8 Author of original report

The little people can't win...

AUTHOR: and - (United States of America)

It's not a big deal being a dancer, it's in fact a very tiny deal. In this LA town, talents, like models, actresses, actors, dancers, hosts come in packs and dozens; beautiful people also come in packs and dozens, unless you're starring in a current TV show and movies with 10M+ budget and so on. You're just another working talent trying to be somebody, because before that happens, you're easily replaceable. The TV network executives, the major casting directors, the major decision makers, they're the "somebody"s talents try very hard to reach and impress them with their talents. Being a dancer in LA town not working the current hot TV shows is someone very insignificant in the industry, and LA is mostly about the industry. To them, I'm a nobody without fame and status, who doesn't frequent the restaurant, so "who cares" is the sub-context of the story.

Francis, on the other hand, is a Beverly Hills aristocrat hanging out with Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian and many of the Hollywood A list as well as many of the Upper Class circle Beverly Hills has to offer. The owner of the restaurant has 20 more restaurant that are very high-end and high-priced throughout Los Angeles. These people have status and network and a very wide social reach with the famous and the important in many industries, Hollywood, real estate, finance and what not. It's actually very un-wise of me to post this and shoot myself in the foot as it's likely that the next advertising executive or the next film producer are not only part of this circle but also good friends of -- meaning I'm probably already burning a lot of invisible bridges and suffer from a career suicide. 

I can't win, which I know... but I do seek a little humanity in turn. LA is a town that is full of passionate artists without status, but we shouldn't be rich and famous in order to get some respect. He should not be as rude as that knowing that he can get away with it. He had a long night having a lot of drunk people on the patio, so he's overly stressed and agitated working his day / night job till midnight and then some. But there's still no excuse for putting his hands on me, causing a scene. He took the drink, yelled and pushed, the whole attitude is absolutely un-called for. The truth is I got the shaft of someone else' bad day. He yelled, "There's been 20 girls who's done this to me tonight, and I"m just trying to do my job!"

I want an apology. I can't win the system, and the way the game is played. I"m the little people who try to put a little courage together sharing my story to take a stand for what is wrong. I don't want to let my fear to guide my morals. People messed up sometimes, and he did, despite his status, he should be able to apologize for what he did. That should be the basic of our civilization. If I'm wrong for asking for it, then so be it, I'll do the best I can to cope with the system and swallow my pride and.... get used to it.... As upsetting the event is, and intimidating fighting back is, getting haters certainly doesn't help a whole lot...



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#9 Consumer Comment

Another one

AUTHOR: Ramjet - (U.S.A.)

I am willing to bet there is a lot more to this story from the restaurants point of view.

So you're a dancer, big deal, what's that got to do with the story except to try to impress people? um - it's not working.
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#10 Author of original report

The Hidden Barbarian in High Society

AUTHOR: and - (United States of America)

Francis Dimitrius, Villa Blanca Beverly Hills restaurant manager and chef

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