The Conflict: Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has built an estimated US$118-million fortune cussing out cooks on the TV shows Hell’s Kitchen and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. But these days, runny Vichyssoise is the least of his problems. Last October, Ramsay fired his father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson, as CEO of his holdings company after it was alleged Hutcheson withdrew millions of dollars and put his relatives on the payroll. Ramsay is now taking Hutcheson to court, along with other members of his wife Tana’s family.
The Outcome: A 42-page dossier contains lurid details of Hutcheson’s siphoning company money, hacking into personal files, and living a double life with a secret mistress and second family. The former CEO has also brought separate legal action claiming unfair dismissal.