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Gordon Ramsay makes me laugh

gRamsay.jpgSo a little while back, Gordon Ramsay (a celebrity chef most well known on this side of the pond for “Hell’s Kitchen”) was sued over his new show “Kitchen Nightmares.” “Nightmares” is an Americanized version of his British show where Ramsay goes to ailing restaurants and spends a week trying to help them turn things around. One restaurant Ramsay visited for the new show was Dillons, a midtown Manhattan restaurant. It’s this visit that got him sued by Martin R. Hyde, the restaurant manager at the time (Hyde was fired after the show taped). Hyde alleges that the show staged things to make the restaurant look worse than it was, and that Hyde was humiliated by Ramsay.

Ramsay has now spoken out on the lawsuit and I’m not sure he makes his true feelings truly known when he calls the lawsuit and its accusations that his show faked scenes “a fucking joke.” Ramsay goes on to say:

“I would never-ever-ever dream of setting anything up. I want to sleep at night. We were issued a writ because, God bless America, if the toilet paper is not thick enough and you come out with a rash on your ass [you’ll get sued].”

Ramsay also wants to make it very clear that the restaurant in question, Dillons, wasn’t a lovely place:

“We found extraordinary droppings from rats and the most unhygienic kitchen I’ve ever seen in my career. There should be a government health warning before the program saying ‘all dinner should be consumed before watching this program.’”