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Lawsuit Accuses Famous Chef of Fraud

There are 5 comments on the The Associated Press story from Jun 20, 2007, titled Lawsuit Accuses Famous Chef of Fraud . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

“It is a reality show and as far as I know it's not something they do.”

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is accused of faking scenes for a new reality television show in which he was supposed to 'makeover' failing restaurants in a week's time as his confrontations with staff were recorded, according to a lawsuit on Tuesday.

A former general manager at Dillons in Manhattan, Martin R. Hyde, said Ramsay featured the Indian-American restaurant as part of a new series entitled 'Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares,' to be distributed this fall by the Fox Broadcasting Co.

Hyde's lawsuit said Ramsay falsely claimed meat was spoiled, used a defective chair to imply that Dillons' furniture was shoddy and even hired actors to pose as customers to make the restaurant look busy at the end of the week. Read more

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Bernard

Paron, AR

#1 Jun 20, 2007
I am not sure why anyone would want to watch this jerk. I turned him off long time ago for being worthless and just plain mean.

“youbeateverythin g youknowthat ”

Since: Apr 07

Buffalo, NY

#2 Jun 20, 2007
One day he'll eat his words..
seen it before

Little Rock, AR

#3 Sep 30, 2007
I watched that episode, and there's no way everything wrong with that restaurant was faked--it was atrocious. This wouldn't be the first embarrassed owner trying to shift the blame onto Gordon for his public humiliation. I worked in restaurants for 8 years, and I have every reason to believe that these restaurants are being accurately portrayed.

“DIRTY BIRDY”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#4 Sep 30, 2007
I love Chef Ramsay..Ok he can be a bit harsh,but I see it as he wants the chefs to do their best..I do agree with Seen it before..The way those restaurants looked there is no way that was faked for ratings..
Michael Jackson

Helensburgh, UK

#5 Nov 20, 2007
Kitchen Nightmares in reality, before and after, just talk to Gordon Ramsay's much bullied youger brother, Ronald Ramsay, cooking stale food in an Indonesian prison cell.

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