Following yesterday's news that Centro Vinoteca filed for Chapter 11, Abbe Diaz reports that the restaurant and its owners are co-defendants in a discrimination lawsuit against onetime Centro Vinoteca chef and current Food Network star Anne Burrell.
According to the complaint, the foul-mouthed Burrell called the plaintiffs (former workers at the restaurant) "such derogatory terms as 'slutty,' 'saggy,' 'ho,' 'whore,' and 'stupid dumb whore? idiot.'" She also commented on their cleavage and made remarks like "You must be tired today from f[...]ing all night." Only women in the organization were treated this way. Probably not the squeaky-clean image that Food Network wants to share. Fortunately, Eater NY has all kinds of further details: