Yesterday, we told you about the profile of television producer David Page
in our Twin Cities sister paper City Pages
. Page, who created the smash-hit Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
, made several sensational claims about Guy Fieri, including that the spiky-haired star styles himself a mafia don and has made homophobic comments.
Fieri, his representatives and the Food Network all refused to speak to author Gregory Pratt, but today his representatives have released a statement
Guy's reputation speaks for itself. He's a standup guy who does right by
people. He would never make the kind of comments attributed to him in
this story, and anyone who knows or has even met him knows that. That
Mr. Page made these sadly desperate statements says more about him than
it does about Guy or anyone on the Food Network team.
Eater also cites
an anonymous source who accuses Page of "fabrications" and calls the idea that Fieri is homophobic "outlandish."
I suspect we haven't heard the last word on this.