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'Hell's Kitchen' Winner

FAILED DRUG TEST

8/23/2013 6:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Hell's Kitchen" champ Ja'Nel Witt tested positive for cocaine ... and that's why she wasn't allowed to accept the head-chef position at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Vegas ... TMZ has learned.

Talk about blowing a huge opportunity ...

Sources extremely familiar with the situation tell us ... Caesars Palace required Witt to submit to a drug test in order to take the job as head chef at the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, the position she earned after winning Season 11 of "Hell's Kitchen" earlier this year.

FYI -- Caesars has a notoriously strict drug policy ... and requires all employees to submit to drug testing.

But Witt bombed her test -- one source tells us she "failed miserably" -- and when Caesars found out ... they quickly kicked her ass to the curb. 

But there is a silver lining for Witt -- we're told she WILL receive the $250k salary ... despite the fact she won't spend a single day in the kitchen.

Fun Fact -- $250,000 can buy roughly 10 kilos of cocaine ... depending on the quality.

Attempts to reach Ja'Nel were not successful.

374 COMMENTS

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61.

dark    

I highly highly doubt they will pay her salary for doing no work at all for a year.

I mean for ****s sakes, how stupid do you think we all have to be to believe that nonsense!

425 days ago
62.

buzz67    

If she was white she never would of been asked to take a drug test.. This has race written all over it.. Hope she gets a good lawyer, hopefully the NAACP gets involved...

425 days ago
63.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Soooo, I'm guessing the drug testing was like a total surprise to her. Dumb ass!!

425 days ago
64.

Iknodatsright    

So this is a rumor based on sources "extremely familiar..." I seriously doubt any one officially associated with Hell's Kitchen or Caesars Palace would leak this type of highly confidential information and risk a multi-million dollar lawsuit. So the question is how true is this really? I mean why would she get paid if this is true? Sounds like a bogus rumor to me!

425 days ago
65.

fastdriver    

What a LOSER! She should never have entered the contest to begin with! Did she think no one would ever find out!

425 days ago
66.

nycBrit    

Wonder why she'll get the money..? Perhaps b/c it wasn't stipulated she had to pass a drug test before she won? Shame she won't be learning a lesson from this, since she made a stupid mistake but got the cash anyway. I mean, how dumb do you have to be not to stop doing coke a few days before a drug test? Pot stays in your system about a month but not coke. What a loser.

425 days ago
67.

Kristinajp    

Not after the taxs she wil have to pay it won't!

425 days ago
68.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Dumb ass couldn't wait till she got the job first before clogging her sinus cavities with booger sugar... smh. Blacks and their nose candy.

425 days ago
69.

JuanRambo    

Dumb Bitch

425 days ago
70.

Iknodatsright    

Funny...

425 days ago
71.

Iknodatsright    

Check out the real story on Ja'Nel Witt on the Alief Post... Its a local paper from Houston.

425 days ago
72.

kitnplayn    

Somebody forgot to put a clause in the contact.... pending drug testing, or else they wouldn't be paying her $250 thousand.

425 days ago
73.

Jamie0910    

Dumbass. She blew that once in a lifetime opp!!

425 days ago
74.

Franko    

Explains why she was always "ON"

425 days ago
75.

buzz67    

You can really tell who the white racist pigs are by reading these comments.

425 days ago
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