Celebrity TV chef Mark Sargent has been accused of sexually harassing American Airlines flight attendant Kimberly Gosling on a trip to Germany in January 2018. Tarant County, Texas revealed last week.
Gosling alleges that Sergeant, a former Gordon Ramsay protégé and head chef, and later chef-patron of the King’s Cross restaurant Plum & Spilled Milk, assaulted him in a hotel room at the end of a business trip organized by American Airlines. Of. Sergeant was hired by the airline to develop a special in-flight menu for first class and business class passengers.
Gosling alleges that American Airlines employees bought Sergeant Beverage and encouraged him to pursue a flight attendant Gosling’s lawyer. After returning to her room, she allegedly sent him a series of text messages, “begging her to come to her room to drink”, her lawsuit states. He refuses and stops responding to her messages, she says.
Hours later in the middle of the night, the Sergeant woke her up by forcefully knocking on the door of her room, according to the suit. When he opened the door, the Sergeant allegedly forcibly entered his way, grabbing Gosling before he “forcefully thrusts his tongue into her mouth,” “grabbed her by the neck” and sexually assaulted and raped her. Done, according to the lawsuit, Dallas morning news Reports.
“While I do not recognize Ms. Gosling’s version of events, I apologize wholeheartedly for my displeasure of her behavior that night, the insult to my wife, and the lack of respect for Ms. Gosling,” the sergeant was quoted as saying Has gone Kent online.
After initially being anonymous in the trial, Gosling made public with his allegations An interview with former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, As part of her “Lift Up” series on YouTube last week. The flight attendant, who has worked for American Airlines for 30 years, is suing her employer for allegedly hiding her claims and allegedly intimidating her and her family members during an internal investigation into the incident. The airline confirmed to Eater that it was “dissected” [its] Business relationship with [Sargeant]”For the first time since being charged.
Gosling said American Airlines “discouraged him from further reporting the incident” and that the company spent time “interrogating and investigating him” as well as interviewing his doctors. Dallas morning news Too Reports.
Gosling’s Dallas lawyer, Rob Miller, who also appears in Carlson’s interview, claims that the Sergeant had previously admitted assault. “He acknowledged to many people at American Airlines that he did it; they know it,” Miller says. “He has accepted it more than once.”
Chef has refused to accept the attack, telling the caterer and Kent Online, “Contrary to reports, I have never confessed to sexual harassment and I am horrified by these allegations.” Kent online too Reports The sergeant says that he has reached an amicable settlement with Gosling in 2020 to resolve the matter.
On his return home from Germany, Gosling attempted to report the attack to authorities in Texas. She was told that they “could do nothing because the attack took place outside their jurisdiction,” Miller said. No formal allegations “appear to have been filed in the alleged assault,” Dallas morning news Reports.
In a statement sent to Eater on the morning of May 24, a spokesperson for American Airlines stated, “American has an unwavering commitment to its team members and we provide a safe and comfortable environment for all who work at our airline. Committed to do.
“Soon after the incident was reported, we conducted an investigation and broke up our business relationship with the accused person. Since this case involves ongoing litigation, we are not able to comment further at this time, except that Ms. Gosling remains an important member of our team.
The Sergeant and his representatives did not immediately respond to Eater’s request for comment. But Sergeant was quoted by Kent Online as saying he was “deeply embarrassed” by the way he behaved.
The Sergeant is quoted as saying, “While drunk, I went to Miss Gosling’s hotel room under the mistaken belief that she was interested in me.” “I made it clear that I was interested in her, including by attempting to kiss her. Ms. Gosling said she was flattering but she was not interested.
Although Sergeant’s most recent restaurant projects in London have been completed with comparative indifference, he was one of London’s best-known chefs in the late 1990s and early 2000s – London’s best-known chef-restaurateur Gordon Ramsay’s chief lieutenant. Sergeant worked with Ramsay in his first restaurant, eggplant, Before spending three years as sous chef in 1997 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay on Royal Hospital Road, The chef’s flagship Chelsea restaurant between 1998 and 2001. That restaurant earned three Michelin stars in 2001 and retained them for 20 years.
Following his time at Royal Hospital Road, Sergeant opened acclaimed (and now closed) Gordon Ramsay in Claridge, where he worked as head chef from 2001 to 2008, helping make the restaurant a Michelin star in 2002.
This year, Sergeant Channel 4’s. Has appeared on Kill the cook, In which the amateur cook competes with the professional chefs in the chefs for cash prizes.
A trial to settle the lawsuit between Gosling and American Airlines is scheduled for July.