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Gordon Ramsay sued over unpaid accounting bill
Foul-mouthed celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is in a spot of bother with a New York accountancy firm, after he allegedly failed to pay their fees.
As reported on by our sister website GoingConcern.com, Marks, Paneth & Shron of Manhattan, filed a lawsuit at Manhattan’s Supreme Court this week, alleging that Ramsay “breached contractual obligations by failing to make payment” of $75,000.
The 46-year-old 14 Michelin Star chef behind TV shows Hell’s Kitchen and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares allegedly owes the firm money for three unpaid invoices dating back to 2010.
The three payments reportedly include one for $14k in July 2010, one for $35Kin May 2011 and $25k in October 2011.
The firm in question, Marks, Paneth & Shron is the 16th largest firm in the New York area and 32rd in the States, according to their website.
Ramsay is currently temporarily based in LA with his family.
It's not an easy year for Ramsay, whose father-in-law Chris Hutchinson is suing him for allegeldy hiring a private detective to take snapshots of him and Sara Stewart, a 50-year-old accountant who had a five-year affair with Hutchinson.
It’s not the first time the culinary curser has had a lawsuit filed against him in Manhattan either.
Back in 2007, Martin Hyde, who appeared on Ramsay’s US version of Kitchen Nightmare, was fired as Ramsay “falsely blamed him for problems at the restaurant and created intolerable conditions for him to continue his employment” - apparently the chef called him a t****r.
Hyde, who booked cabaret theatre shows at Dillons, an Indian-American restaurant in New York, hoped to sue Ramsay for £500,000.