Looks like potential trouble for Beso, the nearly ten year old Hollywood restaurant backed by none other than Eva Longoria. Long a hotspot since opening in 2008, the place has more recently become embroiled in a lawsuit alleging that a worker there beat up a patron attending a summer movie premiere.
TMZ has all the gritty details on what allegedly went down, with victim Michael Paul Flores saying he was struck multiple times by an assailant on the property. Eventually, he claims, workers at the restaurant told him that the attacker was an employee of the place, though the true motive for the incident is not given. Beso says otherwise though, in an update posted below.
As Flores says in the lawsuit, the after-party at Beso had the potential for violence from the start, as the premiering film Lowriders (starring Longoria) actually included actors from warring East LA gangs and car clubs. And if that weren’t enough, the lawsuit remains ongoing while Beso itself
could be done for good remains under construction. Back in July the place announced plans to go under the knife for a remodel, but their fall re-arrival has now officially come and gone.
Update: A rep for Beso says that the lawsuit should be getting cleared up soon, and asserts a different story than the one presented by Flores to TMZ. What’s more, they acknowledge being behind on construction plans, but hope to reopen early in 2017.