Chef Marco Pierre White is seeking libel damages of £100,000 from Associated Newspapers.
White is suing over a story in the Evening Standard headed ‘Ow! Marco wields saucepan’which he claims was defamatory.
The celebrated chef is also seeking aggravated damages from publishers Associated over the story, which appeared on June 1, and an injunction banning the paper from repeating the allegations at the centre of the claim. The writ was issued by law firm Schillings.