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The death threats, the rows and a scandal over unpaid tips: ......(Amy's Baking Company)
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Posted on 07/12/2013 7:55:54 AM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE - The death threats, the rows and a scandal over unpaid tips: The most infamous couple from Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares take on their critics

The most infamous couple ever to star on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares have told how they were left fearing for their lives after being subjected to death threats following their TV debut.

Millions watched as fiery chef Ramsay walked out on Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, who own Amy’s Baking Company in Scottsdale, Arizona, after a string of rows while filming the Fox reality show.

Having been accused of stealing their staff’s tips and taunted over the quality of their food on the show, Amy and Samy were then bombarded by threats made in late night phone calls and online.

And speaking exclusively for the first time, Amy, 40 – who insists that THEY stopped the filming - told MailOnline: ‘Physically, this has taken a huge toll on me.’

She said the couple have been forced to call the police and make reports to the FBI, adding: ‘Over the past couple of months, we’ve gone from being completely unknown to having people call us at 3am saying they’re going to break into our house with a rifle, rape me and kill my husband.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: amy; cookery; gordonramsay; restaurants
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1 posted on 07/12/2013 7:55:54 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: machogirl

ping


2 posted on 07/12/2013 7:57:29 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

I don’t see it... that’s a pretty tiny one!


3 posted on 07/12/2013 7:58:06 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Morgana

Seriously whacked out trophy wife.
Hubby seems to know something of whacking people from his vegas days.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 7:59:23 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Morgana

The husband admitted to old Gordo that he was stealing his help’s tips. And I believe both of them are ex-cons.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 8:01:57 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Morgana

I watched that episode. These people are loons.


6 posted on 07/12/2013 8:02:02 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Morgana

If you actually read the contract for the staff, it was not employment but slavery. I’ve never heard of a company that docks your pay for the day, including federal holidays when you call in sick and your tips are property of the house. These ghouls deserve the scorn.


7 posted on 07/12/2013 8:03:15 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Morgana

I saw that show. She reminds me of the people in DC. Delusional.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 8:06:29 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Morgana

“We have three boys—but they’re in cat bodies.” Gordon was gobsmacked by Amy.
And did you know Sammi is wanted in France for extortion? What a gruesome twosome.


9 posted on 07/12/2013 8:07:02 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: driftdiver

What a scuzzy pair. He’s an admitted Vegas thug and low-rent Hugh Hefner wanna be, she’s a deranged ‘showgirl’. Together they’re dangerous. Both have criminal records.
Check out their ‘contract’ for employees. Yahoo news had it online. It states ‘tips are the property of the house and will not be shared with wait staff’. Food that is returned is docked from servers salaries, customers are screamed at-and she can’t cook. Claimed she made all the perfect pastries then admitted she buys them and insisted that was the same thing all establishments do. We’re talking seriously insane people. I’d like to know what the local press there says about them. How are they still in business?


10 posted on 07/12/2013 8:09:16 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.Do what)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Why would any waitstaff want to work in a restaurant in which tips are considered property of the house?


11 posted on 07/12/2013 8:15:04 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
Why would any waitstaff want to work in a restaurant in which tips are considered property of the house?

Because Ubama has killed 30,000,000 jobs?

12 posted on 07/12/2013 8:20:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than mainstream journalism?)
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To: SamAdams76

I wondered about that too. They went through over a hundred kids one year. All I can figger is they go directly to the unemployment office with their ‘terminated w/o valid legal cause’ claim.


13 posted on 07/12/2013 8:21:03 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Morgana

One of the jobs I had in college and grad school was schlepping tables and drinks. I have nothing but respect for good wait staff.

I saw that episode on TV. I’ll believe Chef Ramsey. The other two, my beloved grandmother would call them goniffs.

Thank you for the update,


14 posted on 07/12/2013 8:23:00 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: tumblindice

This idea that cats are in people meme is spreading.

Deputies: Woman cut out mom’s eyes with kitchen knife
“I was trying to kill the cat, and she is the cat,” Quesner allegedly told deputies,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3042062/posts

I wonder if it is drug related?


15 posted on 07/12/2013 8:26:39 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Morgana
Over the past couple of months, we’ve gone from being completely unknown to having people call us at 3am

If you want to remain unknown, don't get yourself on TV.

I have no sympathy for these people. They're getting exactly what they asked for.

People like Zimmerman or the Duke lacrosse team are the ones I feel sorry for. Just trying to live their lives, and then one day somebody's ideological truck runs over them.

16 posted on 07/12/2013 8:28:26 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

The whole schlemiel sounds like a play for publicity. From the end of the article.

“We have a different kind of clientele’, said Amy: ‘We’ve become a summer tourist attraction, we’re humbled when people ask for pictures with us.

‘We’re printing T-shirts that say ‘I survived Amy’s Baking Company’, ‘Here’s your pizza, go f**k yourself’’,’I’m the Gangster, and’ I speak Feline, MEOW!!’ We’re making cherry lemonade out of lemons. Never in my life would I have thought the show would launch us into this kind of stratosphere.


17 posted on 07/12/2013 8:34:48 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

As far as the Bouzaglos go? Could be .....
I read somewhere Amy thought going on the show would be good publicity, that for the first time ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ would be stymied. But as it turned out it was the first time in over 160 episodes that Ramsay pulled the plug.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 8:34:52 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

It sounds like the show was outstanding publicity. They’re famous now.


19 posted on 07/12/2013 8:38:25 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: ClearBlueSky

I didn’t know she faked the pastries! She claim to be a pastry chef and it was the only thing Gordon complimented her on!


20 posted on 07/12/2013 8:42:06 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: listenhillary

Or infamous. People aren’t going for the food, and fame—particularly that kind—is fleeting.
I was surprised to learn that she even misrepresented the only food he liked: the baked goods, that they were, as GR would put it, ‘bought in.’


21 posted on 07/12/2013 8:48:23 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Morgana

These idiots thought they could violate labor laws with impunity. The woman is so over the top I doubt anything that comes out of her mouth. The co called contract that they make workers sign would not hold up in any court. Moreover notice how dear old Amy said that Ramsay was ‘100 percent’ inaccurate about not paying the waitresses their tips. Then later in the article she says NOW they are distributing tips.

i say this show and truly the woman and her husband were just incredibly arrogant and self centered. What they wanted was for Ramsay to come in and stroke them. When that didn’t happen she went looney tunes (truly it was an epic break down) and so Ramsay left.


22 posted on 07/12/2013 9:13:50 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: ClearBlueSky

I think they actually closed down.


23 posted on 07/12/2013 9:14:15 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Morgana

I didn’t care for Ramsay. His mouth and in-your-face style.
After watching the show that changed. Came from a broken family, started out as dishwasher, then waiter, then club sandwich maker, then worked under some world class chefs in Paris. Now he’s a 21st century Horatio Alger story.
It’s gotta be tough, being asked to come to a broken restaurant then, after analyzing the operations and food, being told,
“That’s just your opinion!” and then the owner ‘turtles up.’
I’ve sometimes wondered, “Gordon, how do you keep *your* passion?”
Amy and Sami didn’t really want help. F*** ‘em.

“I’m here to help.” Keep the faith, Chef Ramsay.


24 posted on 07/12/2013 9:28:58 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: ClearBlueSky

I am pretty sure there isn’t a state in the USA which would have labor laws that allow a restaurant owner to subtract the cost of ‘returned food’ from the wages of the servers.

The SERVERS didn’t prepare the food nor buy the ingredients.

This is a serious labor law violation, IMO.


25 posted on 07/12/2013 10:09:02 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ClearBlueSky

SERVERS in a restaurant are WAGE earners—they are NOT on salary!!!

There are a number of tests regarding wages VS salary.

A restaurant server would not qualify for SALARY.


26 posted on 07/12/2013 10:10:21 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Morgana

they signed the release form to let it air?


27 posted on 07/12/2013 10:12:21 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Morgana
The death threats, the rows and a scandal

And of course, the memes...


28 posted on 07/12/2013 10:31:28 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: max americana

I don’t see how docking people pay is legal. In my state is its not.


29 posted on 07/12/2013 10:47:05 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: ridesthemiles

“This is a serious labor law violation, IMO.”

I have a feeling it is but most are young kids who don’t know enough to report them to the labor department.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 10:49:04 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: miss marmelstein

OH yes- she finally admitted- on the show to Gordon’s face- that she bought all the pastries and didn’t consider it duplicitous at all. They have some serious morality issues and delusions of grandeur.


31 posted on 07/12/2013 12:52:58 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.Do what)
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To: ClearBlueSky

How did I miss that??? I’ll have to watch it again. I have it on Hulu - I think.


32 posted on 07/12/2013 12:54:02 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: tumblindice

See if you can find the original Kitchen Disasters out of England. It was much more concentrated on food and business and was really excellent. Yes, Gordon does his thing: yelling and cursing, then helping the owners to often great success. Sort of like culinary boot camp.


33 posted on 07/12/2013 12:57:41 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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