Just when you think Todd English couldn't get any classier, along comes this gem: The estate of Priceline founder Jord Poster, who passed away in August, has wrung $232,607 from the lawsuit-addled chef. Poster loaned English money in 2002, and English allegedly failed to repay him. Then Poster died. According to the Boston Herald, the "world-renowned chef and marketing machine ignored Posters pleas to repay the money in the months prior to his death." The ailing Poster, who probably had better things to do, allegedly e-mailed English that getting our open items cleaned up for my kids benefit would certainly contribute to a healing and positive frame of mind. English replied, I am sorry ... I will be in touch." But then he wasn't. In fairness, he has been distracted.
In the past year or so, he's handled other lawsuits, reopened Olives, launched an oyster farm, signed on for a reality show for E!, and hocked his services on Groupon. Maybe he thought he could just choose his own repayment amount?
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