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Woman Says Bouncer Assaulted Her in Effort to Curb Photos of Jessica Simpson & Beau

DALLAS (CN) - A bouncer at the Blackfinn Restaurant and Saloon assaulted a woman for taking photographs of friends in the same area as celebrity couple Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo, Jessica Hardwick claims in Dallas County Court.

Hardwick says she reserved three tables at the bar for her bachelorette party. A couple of hours later, Simpson, Romo and their "dozen-strong" entourage allegedly showed up and asked if they could use one of the tables.

Hardwick said sure, and the two groups proceeded to enjoy their respective parties, the suit claims.

But the plaintiff says one of the bouncers for the bar disrupted the revelry by assaulting her for taking a picture of three of her friends, even though she'd been taking photos all night.

"Plaintiff was assaulted due to Defendant's actions to proscribe photographs being taken in the 'area' of Ms. Simpson and Mr. Romo," Hardwick claims.

She accuses bar owner Belt Line Operations LLC of negligent entrustment. Her attorney is Pascual Meyer.

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