“Hell’s Kitchen” host Gordon Ramsay is living his own “Kitchen Nightmares” as his wife Tana is throwing her support behind her husband in a legal drama against her own father and brother.
The legal drama started when the famed chef Gordon Ramsay, who owns 28 restaurants along with cookery school, discovered that Christopher Hutcheson, his father-in-law, conspired with his brother-in-law to defraud him of “hundreds of thousands of pounds.”
Now, the Michelin chef is requesting the court to squash the rental agreement because Hutcheson, who was the business manager for the Ramsay Group of Companies, forged his signature when it was signed in 2007.
Hutcheson and his son, Adam, were booted out of the company in 2010 for “gross misconduct.” “Hell’s Kitchen” host Gordon Ramsay accused his father-in-law of using a ghost writer machine to fake his signature to become the guarantor on the £640,000 annual rent York & Albany pub near Regent’s Park, said MailOnline .
Gary Love then took Gordon Ramsay to court as he claimed that the chef’s reasons for not paying the agreed rental amount are “absurd.” Meanwhile, Gordon Ramsay’s wife Tana said in her statement that knowing her own father and brother have conspired to defraud her husband “was extremely distressing to me.” Tana Ramsay said she was aware of the use of the ghostwriter machine.
But she added that she believed the machine was used for signing merchandise when her husband was unavailable.
“It did not even occur to me that the machine might be used to sign Gordon’s signature on anything else,” she added .
Gordon Ramsay’s wife Tana also said during the cross examination that since her father and brother left the business, it has been a long struggle.
“But certainly myself, I feel very comfortable with what the company has become.
Whilst not immediately, it is certainly more transparent and on a much more solid basis,” she said, crediting “Hell’s Kitchen” host Gordon Ramsey for the turnaround.