Gordon Ramsay Accused of Fraud
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
As we reported last month, chef Marco Pierre White has been contemplating on filing a lawsuit against chef Gordon Ramsay, star of the reality show Hell’s Kitchen, for libel and “malicious falsehood.” Now, Ramsay is facing yet another legal dilemma brought up by Martin R. Hyde, a former manager of the Indian-American restaurant Dillons.

Ramsay, a 40-year old native of Johnstone, Scotland, is known as a celebrity chef. He is one of three chefs in the United Kingdom to maintain three Michelin Guide stars for his restaurant. He has earned numerous awards and recognitions and has even forayed in several documentaries and TV reality programs such as Boiling Point, Beyond Boiling Point, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen (UK), Hell's Kitchen (US), The F-Word, and Kitchen Nightmares.

Hyde, who used to manage the Indian-American restaurant Dillons in New York, was featured in the UK reality show Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, in which Ramsay took control of the struggling restaurant in an attempt to turn it into a success in a span of one week.

However, Hyde claimed that Ramsay and his production team faked Dillons’ success by faking the scenes, forcing Hyde to quit, and hiring extras to fill seats to showcase a "seemingly" triumphant transformation. Given this, Hyde filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court that also states that Ramsay incorrectly claimed that the meat was spoiled and even planted a defective chair to show the restaurant’s sloppy furniture.

Apart from monetary compensation, the lawsuit also requested that the American version of Kitchen Nightmares, which is supposed to air as part of Fox’s fall primetime lineup, not be aired.

Meanwhile, Ramsay has not yet reviewed the said lawsuit, according to Associated Press.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: RealityTV World

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