A fashion stylist says she took a punch in the face from Quentin Tarantino, even if he meant to hit her boyfriend.

Leila Mwangi alleges in a $15 million lawsuit filed Wednesday that the screenwriter opened a cut over her left eye when he punched her in the face at a Manhattan restaurant May 2.The trouble started when Tarantino and Mwangi's photographer boyfriend got into a heated discussion about the way Hollywood portrays black Americans, said Robert Godosky, her lawyer. Fists started flying.