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Gordon Ramsay

Sued For Abandoning Fat Cow

8/8/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay should think about going vegan ... because he's in yet another legal war over his failed restaurant The Fat Cow.

Ramsay's landlord has just filed a lawsuit ... claiming the chef skipped out on his $52K a month long-term lease in The Grove shopping center in L.A.   The landlord wants $6 MIL!

The "Hell's Kitchen" star closed The Fat Cow in March ... after a long battle with a Florida restaurant owner who claimed to have exclusive rights to the name "Fat Cow."

Ramsay's also being sued for $10 million by his business partner ... who's royally pissed that Ramsay folded like a cheap suit over the restaurant's name. In his countersuit, Ramsay says the real reason the restaurant tanked is because his partner was a financial dummy.

Such an easy solution -- Phat Cow.
update_graphic_red_barA spokesperson reiterates what Gordon claimed in the docs, saying ... "“It’s the unfortunate, but inevitable normal procedure resulting from Rowen Seibel's gross mismanagement of the restaurant and diversion of funds from the business that lead to a string of financial and legal issues.”

26 COMMENTS

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1.

campy    

Good!

79 days ago
2.

realjoshua    

Never name a restaurant after your ex wife...

79 days ago
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Grim reaper    

I like Gordon he cracks me up.

79 days ago
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DiM    

This whole post sounds absurd. What does "going vegan" have to do with any of this?
Anyway, I like some of his shows and he really does know how to build a menu, but I seriously would NEVER want to work with Ramsay. He's just too high strung and rigid in his thinking. The language doesn't bother me at all. Most people curse and swear - it's not meant to be taken so personally.

79 days ago
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slavnar    

Fake reality tv show cooking contest shows (hells kitchen, masterchef) and multi-million dollar lawsuits. Poor gordon, laughing all the way to the bank.

79 days ago
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Petty1881    

The real reason it failed was due to poor ratings = no business. My husband and I would walk to the entrance because it looked great. But once we checked reviews we would walk away. That happened no less than 5 times. Hire a better chef next time.

79 days ago
7.

static    

Maybe he should have done an episode of "Kitchen Nightmares" on himself.

79 days ago
8.

ivan    

1 - ramsay should retire already - he has enuf money and lawsuits

he is a pi$$ poor excuse for a chef

79 days ago
9.

Noog    

He's a jerk

79 days ago
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the girl    

The best meal I'd ever had was from Gordon Ramsey! His restaurant in London is the best!

79 days ago
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maxkrn    

I actually just filed a trademark for the name Phat Cow. Thanks tmz

79 days ago
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Tax    

How can the grove sue for that amount, they already rented out the space. They could sue for the months vacant. If Gordon Ramsay was smart, it was opened up as a corporation and the corporation went bankrupt therefore you can't sue Gordon you can only see the corporation.

79 days ago
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bart    

The person responsible are the two partners. The landlord has a right to sue for non payment and the time it will take to get tenant. If the landlord built certain parts of the restaurant for the two guys than he can sue for those costs.

79 days ago
14.

pat    

He should return to just cooking. It's what he excels at.


He has a lousy record when it comes to opening and managing a restaurant. Several of his ventures have gone under.

79 days ago
15.

Numapass    

"Fat Ass" is still available - you would hardly have to change the sign.

79 days ago
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