The Food Network has resolved its lawsuit with a Plymouth, Minnesota, producer days after claiming he wished death on a staff member.
Page Productions filed a lawsuit against the Food Network last May alleging that the television station hadn't made host Guy Fieri available to them and had blocked Page from producing seasons 13 and 14 of the popular program.
The Food Network filed a response last week claiming Page was a boss from hell, alleging he called a staffer "one fucked-up dumbass loser," dubbed another "asshole," and wished death on one more "so I can dance on your fucking grave."
We called Page and the Food Network's lawyer this afternoon and learned that the lawsuit has been resolved.[jump]
Page was the first to inform us that the lawsuit had been "resolved," though he declined to explain what that entails, exactly.
He did tell us that he will not be producing Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Asked whether the lawsuit will affect his other program, Outrageous Food, he said no. "I'm confident their decision has nothing to do with anything other than ratings."
The attorney representing the cable station confirmed that the issues have been worked out, though attorney David Leichtman couldn't go into more detail.
Page declined to comment on the specific allegations in the emails, noting "It's a lawsuit. People allege all sorts of things in lawsuits. We disagree with their characterization of me."
But he later added, "If you're a talented person, I'm the best boss you'll ever have."
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