Brittny Gastineau showed off a black eye at several LA hot spots last night, leading many to believe that the friend of Kim Kardshian's and former reality star was simply craving attention.
Now it seems the situation may be more serious than initially thought, as sources tell TMZ that Gastineau was viciously attacked in a West Hollywood hotel.
According to unconfirmed reports, Gastineau was staying at the London Hotel with a male companion who has not been identified, but is rumored to be famous in his own right.
For unknown reasons, the man became angry and attacked Brittny, leaving her so badly injured that she required hospitalization.
Believing that she was a victim of domestic violence, doctors alerted the authorities.
The attack is believed to have taken place more than a week ago, but Britnny is still showing serious facial bruising.
Britnny, who is best known for her relationship with the Kardashians, has declined to comment or publicly identify her attacker, but his name will likely be revealed in upcoming court proceedings.
The Gastineau family has hired famed Hollywood attorney Shawn Holley, and though Brittny has declined to press criminal charges, she will pursue a civil case.