The Fatty Crew's lawyer has issued a response to the lawsuit that chef Leah Cohen filed against the group over its alleged mismanagement of Pig and Khao. What's more, the statement hints that Fatty Crew tried to terminate Cohen's contract as chef this summer. Now the gloves are off.
Here's the statement from an attorney at Helbraun Levey & O'Donoghue, LLP:
We are disappointed that Ms. Cohen has released inaccurate information and is filing false allegations against Fatty Crew Hospitality Group. The claims are in retaliation to a termination of Ms. Cohen's contract as the chef in July of 2013, but she was not removed pending a deal to buy out Mr. Camac's 50 percent ownership interest. We will defend and controvert these claims before the Court as soon as our client is served. We expect Pig and Khao to continue operating, and are confident that all legal matters will be sufficiently resolved by the Court. We have no further comment until this matter is decided.Cohen's lawsuit alleges that Rick Camac and his group failed to pay the landlord, the staff, the suppliers, and the tax man. Cohen described the restaurant as "clearly failing."
· Cohen Sues Camac's Group Over Pig & Khao Management [~EN~]
[Restaurant photo: Krieger; Cohen photo: Star Chefs]