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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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shelley    

I suspect he is so forgiving because he likely has also used. He has the look and his outburst could certainly be attributed to drug use.

334 days ago
17.

Michelle    

His brother has been dealing with a heroin issue for years.

334 days ago
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your_worst_nitemare    

Maybe she cooks better when shes high off cocaine.... I wud let her cook me a meal while shes snorting, why not? @soxfeetshang Follow I

334 days ago
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your_worst_nitemare    

Typo... @sixfeetshang' Maybe her & Lamar Odom wud mke a good couple. Crack & cocaine always go together.

334 days ago
20.

Dr steve brule    

A cook who uses cocaine!?!? Where have I heard about cooks using drugs before? Hmm oh that's right , everywhere!

334 days ago
21.

Calico    

Another reason to respect Gordon in spite of all the contrived Fox drama.
BTW, his Dad was an abusive alcoholic, and his brother is a heroin addict, so I'm sure he can relate to Ja'nel's issue. I hope she gets help soon, stays clean, and gets back into the kitchen where she wants to be.

334 days ago
22.

Francie    

Gordon Ramsey is the biggest AHOLE around. Rude, crude, loud-mouthed pig, so many of them out there it seems huh, serves overpriced food. He cares only about his own celebrity. He is a sleazy guy through and through, and this drug thing, she deserves NOTHING, her choice to use, give me a break. Had it all and pi**ed it all away. Have no sympathy for her at all.

334 days ago
23.

dreamer4u    

hahaha she is a drug addict!!! Figures her messed up attitude, going "off" on everyone..explains it all..another LOSER

334 days ago
24.

DohenyOffSunset    

Gordon looks good in the clip.

334 days ago
25.

Wastemanagement    

If the story is true?! Might be nice if they ACTUALLY helped her. Rather than hand over the prize money. She was on the show. She won. Gordon is on TV. Instead of just tossing her aside. The resturant industry is grueling. Maybe it would a nice thing for PR as well as seeing positive changes come out of unfortunate decision making. Kinda win win. Since they are already in the public eye, they might as well help her to overcome.

334 days ago
26.

Barnesljeremy11    

Ramsey couldn't pass a piss test if he studied for it.

334 days ago
27.

Swedeslvr    

So did Mary get the job? Only seems fitting. Couldn't stand Ja'nels arrogance anyway.

334 days ago
28.

renaxo    

a chef that does drugs. color me shocked.

334 days ago
29.

Littleluvnut     

Absolutely love Gordon Ramsay!

334 days ago
30.

Francie    

Cry me a effin river!! How about a new reality show? " The loudmouth and the druggie"

334 days ago
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