Glowbal’s Emad Yacoub Suing Nephew Over Press Release Fibs
Oh, hubris and hyperbole. You’re such fickle bitches. From Business in Vancouver today:
Glowbal Restaurants Ltd. owner Emad Yacoub is suing his nephew, Peter Girges, principal of Rocks Glass Concepts Ltd., for allegedly trading on the good name of Glowbal and creating the impression that Girges was a significant force in Glowbal’s growth.
It was a press release penned by restaurant PR Pamela Groberman announcing Girges’ “100 Days” venture with the Opus Hotel and his two upcoming Yaletown restaurants, Chinois and Pierre’s, that angered Mr. Yacoub.
In the release, it was claimed that Mr. Girges was the “visionary” behind the Glowbal Group of Restaurants; was the “other half of the Glowbal Group of Restaurants”; that he helped build the original Coast, Italian Kitchen, Sanafir, Trattoria Italian Kitchen, Glowbal and Afterglow; and that he had helped “develop” the Glowbal Group of Restaurants.
“Girges at no time held a 50% interest or otherwise maintained any element of control over the Glowbal Group. Control at all times has, and remains directly and indirectly, with Emad Yacoub,” the statement of claim reads.
I could give a shit as to how much of that is true or false, but methinks an uncle doesn’t sue his own nephew just for kicks. Either way, this should be provide plenty of amusement in the coming days. Bon appetit.