Jose Andres, Trump team settle lawsuits
The Trump Organization and celebrity chef Jose Andres have settled their legal battle “as friends,” the two parties announced.
President Trump sued Mr. Andres’ ThinkFoodGroup in 2015 after the chef backed out of a deal to open a restaurant in Washington, D.C.’s Trump International Hotel in a protest against the president’s campaign comments about Mexican illegal immigrants.
The Trump Organization and the ThinkFoodGroup issued a joint statement Friday saying the lawsuit has been settled amicably “after nearly two years of hard fought litigation.”
The terms of the settlement had not been disclosed or reported by Sunday evening.
“I am glad that we are able to put this matter behind us and move forward as friends,” Donald Trump Jr., who now manages the Trump Organization, said in a statement. “Without question, this is a ‘win-win’ for both of our companies.”
Mr. Andres said his company looked forward to working with the Trump Organization in the future.