F-Word chef Ramsay went shark fishing
Documentary aired shortly after Gordon’s shark fishing trip
Top TV chef Gordon Ramsay went on a shark fishing trip, shortly after filming his anti-finning documentary ‘Shark Bait.’
In a case before the High Court this week, Ramsay has been accused of hypocrisy for taking his family on two shark fishing expeditions.
a Bull shark and a Hammerhead were killed
On the trips off Florida, a Bull shark and a Hammerhead shark were hauled aboard and killed. The carcasses were later sent to a taxidermist.
The case is in the news again as Ramsay is taking legal action against publicist Phil Hall for supplying photos of the trip to the Daily Mail. Ramsay alleges his father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson ‘hacked into’ his computer to access pictures of the chef with the dead sharks.
The High Court case is the culmination of a long running spat between the two men.
It’s particularly awkward for Gordon as he fronted the anti-finning documentary ‘Shark Bait’ back in 2011. Promotional copy for the programme explained: “Gordon Ramsay loves sharks, and this passion leads him on his most personal mission yet – to investigate the controversial dish, shark fin soup.
“It’s estimated that each year 100 million sharks are killed worldwide, and Gordon wants to find out if the slaughter is really necessary…”
Ramsay’s legal team argued that the issue in court was not one of hypocrisy, but whether the F-Word chef was the victim of a ‘conspiracy.’
The case will resume in three weeks.
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