Gordon Ramsay is famous for being asshole, but apparently he takes it too far with women.
The cooks at Gordon’s restaurant in The London NYC hotel walked out last weekend and haven’t returned since.
They say that the restaurant is sexist. The male chefs reportedly call themselves, “Gordon’s Soldiers.”
Chef Janet Kim says sexual harassment is the norm in the kitchen. "We're way past 'Hell's Kitchen,'" said Kim. "It's more like 'Dante's Inferno.'"
Kim’s formal complaint outlines that she was groped, called a "whore," and propositioned for oral sex at the restaurant.
Every cook that walked out has been suspended from the restaurant.
Gordon Ramsay’s rep released the following statement:
"Gordon Ramsay has not been served with any proceedings and these allegations do not relate to him in anyway. The restaurant 'Gordon Ramsay' at The London, New York is not owned or operated by Gordon Ramsay or Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH) and hasn't been since November 2009 when all operations were handed back to the hotel. Neither Gordon Ramsay or GRH have any involvement with or responsibility for the operation of the restaurant, including anything to do with human resources which is entirely the responsibility of the owners."
This is a mess. Hopefully this wraps up and new policies are put in place that prevent sexism!
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