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Rob Lowe's Fired Chef Has "Issues"

4/11/2008 5:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained court documents which clearly show Pete Clements, Rob Lowe's former chef, was embroiled in court cases and had money problems.

According to the suit filed Monday by Lowe, Clements was a disgruntled employee who stole food and had sex in his bed with people he brought into the house when Lowe wasn't home. Turns out Clements has filed for bankruptcy and has been sued by the County of Santa Barbara for back child support. Is there a financial motive in Clements lashing out at Lowe?

But wait, there's more.

We obtained a restraining order filed by Clements against his former girlfriend, who claims in December 2007, she went nuts on him, striking him, screaming, threatening blackmail, and "trying to get me fired."

In the document, filed the same month Clements was terminated by Lowe for allegedly stealing food, having sex in the bed, etc., etc., Clements writes in court documents, the ex "has been calling my employer, which is a high-profile 'movie business' person. She has called numerous times causing very much stress for myself ..." He adds, "She has now written a letter with intent of blackmail. My job is in jeopardy."

The question -- did Clements' ex spill the beans on him and is that what triggered Rob to fire him?

Stay tuned ...
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1.

Benigna Marko    

One word, Enough!

2255 days ago
2.

Kelli    

This guy is desperate, will Gloria latch on to him?

2296 days ago
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John in San Diego    

Oh, now this is getting good, ha! This is one of the few TMZ stories that I may stay tuned with.

2296 days ago
4.

LALoserBob    

Second!

Who gives a rat's @$$?

2296 days ago
5.

JENNIFER ANNISTON LITE    

THIS IS WHAT CELEBS GET FOR SITTING ON THEIR ASS AND NOT DOING THERE OWN HOUSEWORK. ROB'S WIFE DOESN'T WORK. YOU ARE TELLING ME SHE COULDN'T GET HER SKINNY BOTOXED BUT OFF THE LUXURY COUCH AND FIX HER HUSBAND AND KIDS MEALS!

SHE HAD TO HAVE A CHEF. ROB IS NOT CLOONEY AND PIT WITH ONE ACTING GIG AFTER ANOTHER. HE IS KIND OF WASHED UP IF IT WASN'T FOR TV ROLES IN HIGH PROFILES SHOWS THAT POP UP FOR HIM. HE DOESN'T WORK ALL THE TIME! HE COULD COOK AND CLEAN HIS OWN MINI MANSION.

GO GET UM GLORIA ALRED!

2296 days ago
6.

Jill    

I think that you will find that Rob Lowe (washed up or not) is worth ALOT of $$$$$$$$$

2296 days ago
7.

Ooooo Noooo!    

"Well this expalins why the Cheif's "Secret Sauce" was always too salty tasting!"

2296 days ago
8.

Junior77    

Is bankruptcy a crime? Is the chef's ex also one of the nannies?
I favor paying child support, but each case is different. Not everyone in dire straights turns
to crime. To imply financial problems drives this man to become a mafia type criminal is a stretch.
If each person can get their story out this mess will look very different.
Addiction to prescription drugs will kill celebrities and it's legal. If the Lowe's had addicts in their home, it's their
responsibility to lock up the drugs. We don't know each persons part in this prescription drug scenario.
Lowe is the only one with a public past. Mrs. Lowe can be both a wonderful mother and addicted to medication.
It could be her addiction problems. Mr. Lowe was in rehab.

2296 days ago
9.

neverpostbut    

To PLEASE: Maybe you should check your spelling and grammar before going on a rant. Who are you to decide who needs a housekeeper/cook/whatever? You have no idea what it's like to be in their position, jealous much? Nobody really knows what happened and unfortunately it's been proven that celebrities are a target for lawsuits just for money. Get over yourself.

2296 days ago
10.

She looks great    

Yes, whether Lowe has hired help or not is no one's business.

However, celebrities are victim-IZERS as well as sometimes victimized.

2296 days ago
11.

tracey    

Yeah I have to agree with the poor speller, they should be doing household things themselves.

2296 days ago
12.

DMoan    

That seems pretty weak to file for bankruptcy only owing a few thousand dollars. This guy must have some other problem (drugs, etc.) to not handle up on that business.....

2295 days ago
13.

debeers    

Oh how we peons like to tell people with money to do their own stuff................if any one of you EVER win the lottery I bet after the car the mansion, the wop-t-do vacation, the very next thing you'd do would be hire, hire, hire......gardener, pool person, nanny, cook, housekeeper, etc..................and you'd probably only pay them a paultrey sum to have the honor of working for you 'The Lottery Winner'..................face it ...... we're all a bit green with envy............

2295 days ago
14.

Andi    

Yeah, Okay. Everyone has problems and issues except for Rob Lowe and his wife. It's everybody else, everybody else's fault, yada yada yada. After awhile of this, doesn't this guy lose credibility? He blames everyone else for his and his wife's problems, from the chef to the nanny. He's either lying (likely) or he's the worst judge of character in whom he hires to work for him.

2295 days ago
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Kelli    

I guess employee contracts do not matter here.

2295 days ago
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