José Andrés Asks Trump to End Ongoing Lawsuits and Donate Money to Veterans

Donald Trump is set to be deposed in his lawsuit against José Andrés, but the chef had a better idea: Forget the whole thing

This legal battle between the chef and president-elect has been going on for more than a year now.

President-elect Donald J. Trump is finally set to be deposed in January in a lawsuit against world-renowned chef José Andrés for a breach of contract at his newly opened Trump International Washington, DC hotel.

The ongoing battle between Trump and Andrés began last year when the award-winning Spanish-born chef pulled out of his contract to open a restaurant inside the hotel following Trump’s disparaging comments toward Mexican immigrants. Both parties sued each other.

Now Andrés is asking Trump to forget the litigation and donate the legal money instead to better causes.

Trump has yet to respond to Andrés’ suggestion, which has been retweeted more than 400 times.

The president-elect was deposed in a similar lawsuit in June against Geoffrey Zakarian, who also pulled out of his contract with Trump’s DC property for similar reasons. In his deposition, Zakarian told lawyers that “Trump’s kids should sue their dad.”


Trump eventually filled the vacancies left by the defections of the two chefs with branches of BLT Prime and Sushi Nakazawa.