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Gordon Ramsay

I WON'T Turn My Back On Ja'Nel

Even After Positive Coke Test

8/28/2013 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chef Gordon Ramsay tells TMZ ... he isn't writing off disgraced "Hell's Kitchen" champ Ja'Nel Witt even after she failed a drug test -- "My door is always open."

We broke the story ... Witt was not allowed to take the job as head chef at Ramsay's Las Vegas restaurant after winning HK earlier this year because she tested positive for cocaine.

But Ramsay says he still believes in Witt's talent ... and yesterday at LAX he told us, "I hope she sorts out her personal issues." 

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Duckie21    

He's knows talent when he see it.. Hope she gets rid of her issue. She was a good cook

387 days ago
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Connieksp    

I think Mary should have won. She worked so hard.

387 days ago
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Bigturboweenie    

Kanye... THIS is how u handle papparazis. Quick answer, move fast, and be out. Take notes.

387 days ago
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Dickeydoo    

Im sure he blows lines off a meat cleaver..

387 days ago
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whateveryou    

Gordon has a brother named Ron that's been arrested & from what I've read, it was based on drugs.

387 days ago
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Lisa    

He quoted exactly what the official statement was, "straightens out personal issues and not that she failed a drug test. You guys are a joke and can not get real respected jobs because of this behavior. Know one else has said anything about drugs except you idiots.

386 days ago
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msteve    

I've worked in the restaurant industry for years (all throughout undergrad and grad school) most of the people in the business are on drugs from the local Olive Garden to the more "sophisticated" places. The managers are coked up half the time and the line cooks are on drugs too. It's very well known.

386 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

If I didn't know better this mofo looks coked up half the time.

386 days ago
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static    

Give her the friggin job she obviously won the contest using but if she needs help get her some help if the job was driving a school bus it would be different.

386 days ago
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Ilovemesomeme765    

He better not hire her drugged up ass

386 days ago
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Ilovemesomeme765    

Sounds like Lamar gonna be single soon hook it up

386 days ago
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Sticky Icky    

It

386 days ago
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Scary    

Kitchens are notorious for drug use. It's not uncommon in the industry.

386 days ago
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jbeans    

Drug test should have been before she competed. Someone else could have won and taken that job

386 days ago
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Nikki    

his back door is always open.

386 days ago
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