Brittny Gastineau was badly beaten up during a fight with her boyfriend in a West Hollywood hotel room last week … and the aftermath of the beatdown was clear on her face as she stepped out Tuesday night.
The reality star was spotted at Mr Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills spotting a black eye … and according to TMZ, she claims that her attacker – identified as popular street artist Retna – beat her up so badly that she had to go to hospital, where doctors determined it was domestic violence and called cops.
But Retna’s lawyer Michael Goldstein claims the fight was a ‘mutual combat’ that left both sides badly injured.
According to Goldstein, Retna – real name Marquis Lewis – had checked into the London Hotel last week Monday to recuperate from a very recent knee surgery. Then the next day, Gastineau paid him a visit … and they got into an argument that quickly turned physical.
Goldstein claims that Retna was almost defenseless because he was still on crutches. He insists his client was not the aggressor, saying that he himself sustained injuries to his painting hand, swollen face and eye, as well as a cut ear.
All the same, Goldstein says the two are ‘cool with each other’ and they are currently in the process of working out their differences.