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    The Abbey Food and Bar is Being Sued for Alleged ‘Vicious Attack’

    The Abbey Food & Bar, located at 692 N Robertson Boulevard, finds itself embroiled in a $1 million lawsuit over allegations of an assault by its security personnel on a patron. Legal documents, recently acquired by The Blast, reveal that Sergio Cota, the plaintiff in this case, contends that he was subjected to an attack by one of the bar’s security guards while attempting to gain entry to the restaurant and bar.

    According to the lawsuit, on September 10, 2023, Cota arrived at the Abbey at approximately 11 p.m., expecting to partake in what he described as “typical fun in a bar in West Hollywood.” However, shortly after his arrival, he says he was approached by multiple Abbey security guards for no reason. An altercation ensued and the security tried to eject him from the premises. Cota alleges he was taken by surprise when security personnel seized his shoulder, spun him around, and asked him why he was at The Abbey. He told them that he had come to “enjoy the environment,” as he was a frequent patron of the establishment.

    During the altercation, Cota alleges that he was struck in the face by one of the security guards, subjected to a “violent grab,” and forcefully slammed face-first into the ground. The security personnel purportedly tackled him and restricted his movements. Cota contends that the attack caused him to sustain severe injuries, including head concussions and bodily bruises.

    Furthermore, Cota claims to be suffering from severe emotional distress, including anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, mental suffering, nervousness, tension, anxiety, and depression, as a direct consequence of the alleged harassment and physical assault by The Abbey’s security personnel. He asserts that these emotional distresses have resulted in the accrual of substantial future medical bills.

    The lawsuit places the responsibility on The Abbey’s ownership and management for purportedly permitting their security guards to engage in the alleged assault within the bar’s premises. Consequently, Cota is seeking no less than $1 million in damages from the The Abbey, which was recently put up for sale by current owner and founder, David Cooley.

    As of now, The Abbey has not issued a response to the assault allegations, and the case remains an ongoing legal matter.

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    Paulo Murillo
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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Crocky P
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    4 months ago

    They are about to have another lawsuit on their hands. I was attack by security guards there in November for no reason but asking a question. They handcuffed and injured me. I loved going to the Abbey, but not anymore.

    What Everyone Should Know
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    6 months ago

    Why hasn’t anyone posted that the Abbey has a common pattern of assaulting their clients. They have been sued over this twenty plus times. It’s public record for anyone to see. David must be used to this by now. Sergio is unfortunately another victim of evil people who are used to pushing defenseless people who cannot stand up for themselves.

    JusticeforSergio
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    6 months ago

    It is more than obvious that Kiss It works for the Abbey or is associated with the Abbey. And whoever you are Kiss it, you should not ridicule a defenseless person for an attack that he did not cause. If anyone is a fool here and being laughed at, it is you. To cite from your comment, “Sergio you made a full[sic] out of yourself….. Honey, the word is spelled fool not full. Trust me, the only person that is being laughed at is you; just like Carrrie was laughed at. Even Carrie knows how to spell fool. At the… Read more »

    KoWeho
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    7 months ago

    Not sure why this lawsuit garnered its own story, but whatever. Friends in the nightclub business tell me they get “threatened” with lawsuits all the time and usually just pay a small amount to make people go away. This guy either has a really good case or an ambulance chaser lawyer, but most likely, David would not pay him to go away. They have cameras all over the Abbey, so I am sure they have a clear picture of what happened and said “Heck No” we are not paying you anything!

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    Kiss it
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    7 months ago

    You are right!

    Kiss it
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    7 months ago

    Sergio you made a full out of yourself and everybody was laughing at you and laughing in your face ..do you think anyone’s going to hire you to work anywhere after causing a scene of the establishment …and accusing security who are trying to keep the place safe for all the patrons, Sergio everyone’s laughing in your face right now you need to go get a job why don’t start by cleaning houses….
    You made a complete fool of yourself that evening thank you for the LOL’s

    JusticeforSergio
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    6 months ago

    Fool is spelled fool not full. Unfortunately, now you made a joke out of yourself. I think everyone is laughing at you now.

    Kiss it
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    7 months ago

    There’s always two sides of the story and then the truth!
    was this queen drunk off his booty and and brought this on himself?
    I have never been treated this way by Abey security certainly they would not try to remove someone from a club unless they’re acting up!
    The clubs probably sue him

    Tom
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    7 months ago

    And you wonder why David Cooley is selling.

    Some Rando
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    7 months ago

    It’s no wonder David Cooley wants to sell this business and be done with WeHo. Emotional distress? One Million Dollars? GTFO!

    Voter
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    7 months ago

    Weho times, attacker of historical buisness in weho… Clubs have those type of lawsuits daily bases on over intoxicated guests which they get kick out. I don’t see the necessity of pubblish news like this. Ericksons friend running this press and abbey is getting out because of unfriendly politics to buisness and residents of our city.

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