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Ramsay sues in-laws
British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is
taking a family feud to court by suing a number of his wife's
The TV cook's rift with his in-laws hit the
headlines last year (10) when his father-in-law Chris Hutcheson
left his post as CEO of Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH) and
subsequently filed a lawsuit against Ramsay.
The chef later spoke out to insist he felt
"betrayed" and "let down" by his in-laws, and he has now stepped up
the feud by filing suit against Hutcheson and a number of his
Ramsay filed a writ at London's High Court on
Friday (05Aug11) taking aim at his wife Tana's father, as well as
her mother Greta, sister Orlanda Butland, brother Adam and
sister-in-law Adelaide, and Hutcheson's alleged mistress Sara
Stewart, according to Britain's Daily Mail.
In the documents, Ramsay accuses Hutcheson of
allegedly hacking into his personal and company files, withdrawing
millions of dollars from the firm and using the money to reportedly
fund a double life with Stewart.
The chef also alleges Hutcheson put his wife
and son on the company payroll without permission and wrote massive
cheques to himself.
A spokesperson for Ramsay and his wife tells
the Daily Mail, "Clearly, this whole episode has been hugely
distressing for Gordon and Tana. All they want is to put the events
of last autumn behind them and move on, but given the enormity of
what has been uncovered they have no option but to let the legal
process take its course."
Meanwhile, Smeetesh Kakkad, a solicitor
representing the Hutcheson family defendants, says, "They will be
responding through the legal process and have no comment to make at