But Lewis' attorney Michael Goldstein is claiming that the fight was mutual and it was the brunette beauty - a good friend of Kim Kardashian - who was the aggressor as he had just gotten out of knee surgery and was on crutches.A troubling situation: Brittny Gastineau revealed a black eye on Tuesday when she went for dinner in Beverly Hills; TMZ reported she was hit by boyfriend Marquis Lewis a week ago while at The London Hotel in West Hollywood A bloody feud: According to his lawyer, artist Marquis Lewis - aka Retna, pictured in January - wasn't the instigator in the physical altercation, nor was he able to defend himself from his girlfriend as he was on crutches recovering from knee surgery 'Goldstein says his client was almost defenseless from the physical attack because he was unable to walk without crutches,' the site relayed.The 28-year-old recently started a jewellery range with her mother Lisa Gastineau.While the romance is yet to be officially confirmed, a source close to Gastineau tells People magazine: 'It's just started.
"I've always struggled with my body image, been anorexic, starving myself in my late teens -- until I hit my 20s, and I said I am Italian, I love my curves. Online that she thinks Phelps, 28, is "cute." She kept coy when she was asked about the details of their relationship."Unfortunately, I can't comment on that," she said.Gastineau, the daughter of former NFL player Mark Gastineau, is a model who has appeared in various reality TV shows, including Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive, which followed spoilt celebrity children on a Colorado cattle ranch.She also made an appearance in Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno and counts Kim Kardashian as her best friend.