Jonathan Cheban demands $20,000,000 in compensation from BBQ sauce company

Kim Kardashian’s famous best friend Jonathan Cheban is reportedly taking legal action against a Korean Barbeque sauce company after their bottle injured his hand.

The 49-year-old reality star – who legally changed his name to Foodgod – is a regular on Kim, 42, and her family’s TV series and appeared on the UK version of Celebrity Big Brother alongside Gemma Collins in 2016.

Claiming a bottle of San-J’s Korean barbeque sauce shattered in his hand, the star is suing the company for injuries caused by the shared of glass.

In court papers, Jonathan revealed he had purchased the bottle of sauce from a grocery shop in Jacksonville, Florida in October of 2020.

According to TMZ, the US star said he put the condiment in the fridge and returned to the kitchen a few hours later to retrieve it when sitting down to have dinner.

The American publication reported Jonathan explained that the bottle of sauce ‘inexplicably exploded’ and caused a huge gash in his hand which resulted in ‘significant blood loss’.

Jonathan went on to allege that the gash was left in a position close to other arteries and had caused him pain over the course of a few years.

He claimed the gash resulting in him losing the ‘ability to use his hand in his social media posts, in his advertisements, and in his ability to sponsor various food items’.

The court documents he submitted also contained photos of a stitched-up hand and a broken bottle that TMZ claimed still had the seal attached to the lid.

It was reported that Jonathan was presented with dozens of endorsement opportunities in 2021 worth tens of thousands of dollars and therefore felt he was entitled to $20million from the company in compensation – according to the Daily Mail.

Ultimately Jonathan is believed to be suing the BBQ company for $20 million (£15.8million) for damages caused by the broken product.

The star first met his famous pal and Skims founder over a decade ago while they were both enjoying the birthday party of NFL legend Mark Gastineau’s daughter Brittny.

He has since appeared in plenty of Keeping Up With The Kardashians episodes as well as scenes from the spin-off Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. contacted Jonathan’s reps and San-J for comment.

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