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Reporter Robert Kovacik’s Assailant Ordered to Pay $19k Plastic Surgery Bill

The man accused of punching KNBC reporter Robert Kovacik (right) in a drunken altercation involving “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump has entered a no contest plea in the misdemeanor battery case.

Roger Talavera, who was reportedly harassing Vanderpump at the swanky Beverly Hills Polo Lounge before punching her pal Kovacik in the face when he tried to make him stop, was sentenced to a 36-month probation term as well as 120 hours of community service, according to RadarOnline.

In addition to probation and community service, Talavera is required to pay $19,299.38 in restitution to Kovacik’s plastic surgeon.

Kovacik filed charges against Talavera on Christmas Eve, hours after he received two dozen stitches to repair a deep gash along his lip.

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