According to a recent complaint filed with the state and a saucy Post article today, Gordon Ramsay at the London, the two Michelin starred Midtown restaurant that was once owned by the celeb chef, is not the most positive environment for female chefs. According to commis chef Janet Kim, "she was groped, called a 'whore' and propositioned for oral sex...When she finally complained, she was forced to make tiny hors d'oeuvres in what her male colleagues derisively called 'the c--t corner.'" How lovely.
After she filed the complaint and "took time off for her nerves," she returned to work last weekend to find the rest of the chefs in the kitchen wouldn't work with her. They have been suspended without pay and the restaurant closed. It is not expected to reopen until at least Tuesday. It should be noted that this is just the latest in a string of troubles that have beset the restaurant in the last few years.
Update: A statement from the folks at Gordon Ramsay, "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."