Former 'Top Chef 2' chef Josie Smith-Malave victim of gay-bashing
UPI News Service, 09/12/2007
A former contestant on Bravo's reality series, "Top Chef," was allegedly the victim of a gay-bashing incident in a posh section of Long Island, N.Y.
A lawyer for Josie Smith-Malave, an openly gay woman and contestant on the show's second season, said she and some friends were attacked by a group of about 10 young people who hit them spat upon them and shouted anti-gay epithets at them, TMZ.com reported Wednesday.
Smith-Malave said the incident happened during the Labor Day weekend after she and her pals were asked to leave the bar Partners in Sea Cliff.