‘Monster Boss’ Eric Hara Sued by Former Oak Room Pastry Chef

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Allegations against Hara are pretty rough. Photo: Page Six

We know things can get heated in a kitchen, but a $25 million lawsuit being brought against Eric Hara alleges that the chef took things too far while at his former Oak Room post. Pastry chef Melissa Rodriguez, who calls Hara a "monster" boss, is suing the toque for, among other things, tossing her in a garbage can, forbidding her to say "no" to him, and making sexually inappropriate remarks, including calling her "one-night-stand material." Rodriguez was eventually fired for "complaining," she says. Not pretty; we'll see how this one shapes up. [NYDN]