Ramsay forks out for no-show
CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay has paid out £41,700 after failing to turn up to two charity fundraisers for a sick schoolgirl.
He missed a June 2010 event to raise cash for 11-year-old Matisse Reid – who needed an organ transplant because of a rare intestinal disorder – because his mother suffered a heart attack.
Ramsay, 45, was to appear later that year, but again had to cancel because of business difficulties.
New Zealand’s Duco Events tried to sue him for £1million for his no-show at the sold-out functions, but they settled this week for £41,700.
Both parties will also donate a total of £51,000 to the charity.