A controversial French chef who was Pamela Anderson’s associate in her short-lived “sexy vegan” restaurant venture near Saint-Tropez faces a court hearing for insolvency on Monday.
Anderson announced that she was ending her involvement in the pop-up eatery, ‘La Table du Marché by Pamela,’ on Wednesday, only eight days after it opened.
It emerged that the chef, Christophe Leroy, who also ran another Saint-Tropez restaurant, Les Moulins de Ramatuelle, had financial problems and allegedly failed to pay staff.
Mr Leroy, 53, declined to comment. His lawyer, Thierry Fradet, told Le Parisien newspaper: “The numerous unpaid bills are ; explained by the administrative closure of the Moulins de Ramatuelle last summer.”
He added: “Everyone will be paid in the very near future.”
Pamela Anderson‘s dream of having her own vegan restaurant is shattered.
Anderson, 50, announced the opening of her “sexy” vegan restaurant, La Table du Marché by Pamela, on July 4, but merely eight days later, she shared that she’s backing out.
The St-Tropez restaurant was initially meant to be a collaboration with one of her favorite chefs, Christophe Leroy, but the star wrote on her website Wednesday, “Due to circumstances out of my control-I have to remove my name from the collaboration with Christophe Leroy.”
“I cannot condone the mistreatment of staff or complete lack of respect,” she wrote on her website. “I’m extremely disappointed in this missed opportunity but will keep finding creative ways to help animals and vulnerable people all over the world.”
Her rep would not elaborate on the situation.
source: Page Six