Sexual assault lawsuit filed against restaurant owner

Owner of La Dorada in Coral Gables accused of sexually assaulting hostess

Published On: Feb 05 2013 10:45:40 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 05 2013 10:45:50 AM EST

A sexual assault lawsuit was filed last week against a Coral Gables restaurant owner.

The lawsuit alleges Domingo Gandara, owner of La Dorada, sexually harassed and assaulted 18-year-old Amanda Gonzales, a hostess at the restaurant.

When Gonzales worked at La Dorada, Gandara told her she should "dress more sexy" and "show more," according to the lawsuit. He also referred to Gonzales as "forbidden fruit."

One night after work, Grandara walked Gonzales to her car, and while the two were alone, he fondled her and licked her face, according to the lawsuit.

Gonzales didn't return to work after the incident.

Gonzales and her attorney, Jeff Herman, are scheduled to speak about the lawsuit on Tuesday afternoon.