London (ANI): TV chef Gordon Ramsay has been slapped with a lawsuit over an allegedly unpaid wine bill. The Hell"s Kitchen star was forced to shut shop and file for bankruptcy in 2009 because of the economic downturn. Despite staying aboard by pumping 5 million pounds of his own to pay debt collectors, his business empire has crashed because of a series of bills and legal issues.
And now, he"s facing a lawsuit from a U.S. wine merchant, Wineberry America LLC, for failing to settle a 27,267-pound bill for a shipment of booze delivery to his New York restaurant, The London NYC. The suit names Ramsay, The London NYC and his equity backers the Blackstone Group as defendants.