NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 1:30 PM
Actress Stephanie March (l.) leaves Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday after a judge ridiculed her claim that she’s owed money for moving costs and Food Network video appearances.
A Manhattan judge chewed out Bobby Flay’s newly ex-wife Wednesday after she hauled the celebrity chef back into court in a dispute the justice dismissed as small potatoes.
Flay, 50, and actress Stephanie March, 41, finalized their divorce in July — but the “Law and Order: SVU” actress filed a motion earlier this month demanding $ 105,000 for moving costs and her appearances in a smorgasbord of Food Network videos.
March argued the cooking clips violated a term of the divorce agreement that barred each party from profiting off of the other’s image.
“These videos at issue are the flank steak crostini, flank steak guacamole and the grilled sweet potatoes?” an incredulous Manhattan Supreme Justice Matthew Cooper asked before striking down March’s claims. “Sounds like the kind of case that should be in small claims court.”
The videos — featuring the couple cooking a double-crusted peach cobbler and “the classic chicken tikka masala throwdown” — were left on Youtube and Foodnetwork.com despite the divorce agreement, March claimed.
She was also seeking $ 35,000 for moving expenses after Flay booted her from their Manhattan apartment and their Amagansett home.
“This is about Mr. Flay pushing my client around not honoring the terms of the agreement,” said March’s lawyer Nicholas Cohen.
Flay’s lawyer, Jeremy Betthels, cast March’s claims as acts of retaliation.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay leaves Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday.
“This is not really about the agreement, it’s not about justice, it’s about revenge,” Betthels said.
The couple split in March amid a swirl of reports claiming that Flay was caught cheating on his actress wife.
Flay, who has sharply denied the allegations, filed for divorce weeks later. The pair settled in July.
March had reportedly signed a prenup when the couple married that guaranteed her $ 5,000 a month in spousal support.
But she later labeled the prenup “unconscionable,” arguing that she played an instrumental role in her husband’s rise to fame.
In a court filing, March described herself as Flay’s personal taster.