Eva Longoria’s Nightclub “Desperate” for Money; Filing for Bankruptcy

Beso, the Las Vegas nightclub co-owned by actress Eva Longoria, is going broke.

The nightclub, which the “Desperate Housewives” star co-owns with CityCenter, MGM Resorts International and Dubai World, the investment arm of the Persian Gulf state, filed for bankruptcy Thursday.

In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, Beso’s lawyers said that the nightclub owes $5.7 million.

The club is losing more than $76,000 per month, and has $2.5 million in assets, mostly computers, furniture, restaurant supplies and audio and video equipment.

According to Longoria’s publicists, the filing was the last step in dealing with a dispute with two former partners. They also confirmed the actress wants to expand her relationship with MGM Resorts.

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Longoria opened the nightclub, an offshoot of her Hollywood hotspot, last December. But the Las Vegas club ran into financial trouble after it one of the managers sued Longoria and the business, according to the gossip website RadarOnline.

In the statement e-mailed to The Associated Press, Longoria said that the New Year and reorganization presented a good opportunity to begin anew.

“I look forward to a more proactive, hands-on approach in the coming years with my Las Vegas businesses," she said.

Gordon Absher, a spokesman for MGM Resorts International, said he did not expect Beso to close because of the filing.

"It is our understanding that Beso will conduct business as usual during these proceedings and that they will not present any interruptions to customers," Absher said.

A meeting for creditors in Las Vegas was scheduled for Feb. 10.

The Associated Press Contributed to this Report. 

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