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Flavor Flav's Employees Claim Paychecks Bounced

4/2/2011 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Employees of Flavor Flav's Chicken say their paychecks are bouncing all over town, but Flav says the disgruntled people are just "jealous" and want him out of town.


A number of people told WQAD in Clinton, IA they couldn't cash their checks, with one being for only $150. One employee claims she even went to the bank the check was issued from, but even they wouldn't cash it!

Co-owner Nick Cimino told the station thy had a "credit card glitch" at one point, but everything is fine now. He also chalked it up to disgruntled ex employees.

Flav himself said, "It's not true information, first of all. And second of all, maybe these are people that's just jealous of me being here and probably want to see me out. Yes, we do have money in our accounts."


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Tea Party Mom    

He's an African-American man selling chicken. He decided to put his face on the newspaper ads. What do want him to do try and look more white?

1267 days ago


Just a small correction... WQAD is located in Moline, Illinois (the Quad-Cities). Clinton, Iowa is about 30 miles north.

You'd think that FF and his less-than-clean looking (on the news) restaurant minion would not be quite so lame in their excuses/lies for payroll checks that bounce. Rubber is rubber, boys. And, yes, when you fire 15 employees, some of them will probably object to their final paycheck not getting cashed. I'm fairly certain that the Wage and Hour Division of the Iowa Department of Labor will be on your doorstep sometime next week.

1267 days ago


Dude should not be running a restaurant. I lose my appetite eveytime i see him. He's like a turd found floating in a toilet.
Also BEWARE of Popeyes=GROSS!!!!

Posted at 12:15 PM on Apr 2, 2011 by stu

If you think Popeyes is gross you should go to your friendly neighborhood KFC. Now that is gross.

1267 days ago


He should join Sheen on his "comedy" tour.

1267 days ago


This looks more like it is the Ciminos Foult...I have work for this family before in another stat and they can't even order product from suppliers unless they pay cash because the have bounced so many checks.....Flav is just lending them the nama for a small chunk of money....

1267 days ago


Please crawl back into the hole you belly up from ugly bug.

1266 days ago

Proud American    

Who is stupid enough to work for this fool??????

1266 days ago


Flav, if they've got the checks in hand and they can't cash them, you can accuse them of being "jealous" or "disgruntled ex-employees" all you want-somebody is going to jail!

1266 days ago

Squeaky Shoes    

Disgruntled EX employees? The place has been open for only a few weeks and has not even had its "grand opening." I live in Clinton, IA and the place is a dump.

Posted at 9:51 AM on Apr 2, 2011 by LeslieB

Exactly my thoughts... if they have that many ex-employees after being open such a short time, moron's chicken shack aint gonna last!

sorry flav... you're a novelty, but not an employer

1265 days ago

Squeaky Shoes    

He's an African-American man selling chicken. He decided to put his face on the newspaper ads. What do want him to do try and look more white?

Posted at 2:58 PM on Apr 2, 2011 by Tea Party Mom
What does this even mean?

Posted at 4:57 PM on Apr 2, 2011 by Whamo
Absolutely nothing... the colonel is an old white dude selling "southern fried chicken" made famous by black people in the first place!

she has no point, or valid arguement.

1265 days ago


The female employees in the video don't appear to be starving, however, no employee should have problems cashing their payroll checks. After seeing the Owner and Manager next in the video, question I have is....Who in their right mind would ever eat there? If ever in Clinton, Iowa this is one fast food place we'll drive right by!

1263 days ago
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