The celebrity chef has reached a settlement in his lawsuit against his father-in-law
E!Online is reporting that Ramsay has reached a settlement with father-in-law and former business partner, Chris Hutcheson. Hutcheson has been accused of hacking into Ramsay’s private emails and stealing over $2 million to finance his long time affair.
The settlement details are not completely out in the open, but Ramsay is paying an estimated $3 million in order to buy out Hutcheson’s 30 percent in Gordon Ramsay Holdings.
In a statement, a rep from Hell’s Kitchen said, “The terms of the settlement are confidential, but we can confirm that Chris Hutcheson is no longer a director or shareholder of Gordon Ramsay Holdings and all civil litigation and employment tribunal claims brought by each of the two parties and other family members have been withdrawn”
Ramsay fired his father-in-law back in 2010, after it was discovered that he had broken into Ramsay’s personal e-mails, to steal money and finance an affair that was costing nearly $8,000 a month.
“Gordon has spent a fortune to get to this point—not just on lawyers but accountants and computer experts,” a source close to Ramsay said. “He wanted to sever every tie with his father-in-law, but of course it’s meant Tana (Ramsay’s Wife) has had to pay a very heavy price.”
Ramsay also claims that his father-in-law has two secret children with different women, and has had a number of mistresses over a 30 year period. He discovered all of this when he hired a private investigator to tail the 62-year-old Hutcheson.
The British TV Chef, won a court judgement in December against Hutcheson worth nearly $400,000, and now it appears he is trying to cut off his in-laws from his business all together.
I would imagine all of this has made family reunions awkward to say the least.
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