Bad enough that celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay calls you "fraudulent," "inept," "self-dealing," "incompetent and dishonest," but now celebrity gossip mavens TMZ are referring to Las Vegas Serendipity 3 operator Rowen Seibel as a "a financial dummy." The Caesars Palace tenants are locked in a $10 million he said, she said mega-bucks legal tiff over who was responsible for the collapse of their Fat Cow eatery in L.A. Now the landlord of the former Fat Cow wants the $52,000 a month rent he lost after the restaurant went belly up. The landlord believes $6 million should make everything right.
Until a future legal separation, Seibel is still a current partner in Ramsay's Vegas ventures Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Gordon Ramsay Steak and Gordon Ramsay BurGR.
A Ramsay rep told TMZ, "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."
Ramsay's team has managed to fire off a series of salvos responding to the legal mess, all with an acid sting. References to "shortfalls" and slipping into the Supreme Court for the State of New York complaint against Seibel the wording "in short, Seibel has tried to ride Mr. Ramsay's star," are probably not Freudian slips of the pen.
Ramsay has hired attorneys from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. Seibel has hired Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP operating out of the Long Island hamlet of Long Meadow.
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