Standard v Ramsay...Ramsay Wins.

By Rob Last edited 135 months ago
Standard v Ramsay...Ramsay Wins.
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Gordon Ramsay has 'accepted' £75,000 from the Evening Standard over false claims made in the paper that he and the makers of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares 'cynically faked scenes'.

And just when you thought this story couldn't get any better, it turns out the offending member of the Standard staff was....Victor Lewis Smith. Hurray! We hope they make him pay the fine out of his overinflated paypacket.

Apparently the double barreled arsewipe and sometime TV critic wrote something back in November of 2005 which claimed that Ramsay's programme had driven some restaurants out of business via some vicious "gastronomic mendacity" which included "installing an incompetent chef and fabricating culinary disasters".

Associated Newspapers are now said to understand "that the allegations were untrue and that the Bonapartes programme - in April 2004 - portrayed throughout an accurate picture of the restaurant and its operations."

Now do you think we could get some compensation from the Standard over that time they said we posted stuff 'about our pets'?

Last Updated 20 June 2006

metromole

I think everyone who Gordon Ramsey has called a bastard should take him to court with their parents and sue for slander..

metromole

I think everyone who Gordon Ramsey has called a bastard should take him to court with their parents and sue for slander..

metromole

I think everyone who Gordon Ramsey has called a bastard should take him to court with their parents and sue for slander..

Metromole

Whoops..sorry about the 3 entries in error there!

Chris

Come on...I know it's not instinctively good news when Ramsey wins an argument but it's Victor that's stuffed - and that has to be good news, surely?

graham

i always questioned the wisdom of having a food critic whose photo at the top of the page was enough to turn your stomach...and that's before you even read his dross!

Neil

God I'm so glad Ramsey won, Victor Lewis-Smith makes me irrationally angry, I don't even need to read his waffle, his byline photo is enough to get me foaming in the corners of my mouth.

For christs sake get a hair cut you look like a student, if you don't like things, don't write about them... it's your personal opinion, keep it to yourself, I don't know anyone that enjoys your vitriolic little column filled with little more than that day's collection of personal bile.

You're a journalist right? Well how about writing some news, you know, facts based on what's actually happened during the day, if you want to just spout bile get a blog, that's what they're for.