Gor­don loses bat­tle over £640K rent bill

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CELEBRITY chef Gor­don Ram­say has lost a High Court bat­tle over his per­sonal li­a­bil­ity for the rent on a Lon­don pub af­ter a judge re­fused re­jected ev­i­dence he gave in court.

The pub deal took place when his fa­ther-in-law Christo­pher Hutch­e­son was boss and help­ing him build his restau­rant em­pire.

The su­perchef ( right) ac­cused Mr Hutch­e­son in court of us­ing a ma­chine to forge his sig­na­ture on a doc­u­ment which made him per­sonal guar­an­tor for the £640K an­nual rent for the York & Al­bany pub near Re­gent’s Park.

But Mr Jus­tice Mor­gan, sit­ting in Lon­don, dis­missed as “en­tirely im­plau­si­ble” 48-year-old Ram­say’s claim he did not know the full ex­tent of the use of the sig­na­ture ma­chine.

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