Ariana Grande might not be off the sugary hook just yet. HollywoodLife.com spoke with the owner of Wolfee Donuts, where ‘Donut-Gate’ took place, and he tell us he IS pressing charges against the singer!
Ariana Grande could be in some serious legal trouble! The owner of Wolfee Donuts, Joe Marin, is not letting the singer get away with licking several of his doughnuts and putting them back for other customers to eat on July 4, so he tells HollywoodLife.com that he’s decided to file charges against the 22-year-old.
Joe tells HollywoodLife.com that he “is pressing charges,” against Ariana Grande and that he spoke to an attorney on July 13 who told him that he definitely has a case against the singer. He claims he doesn’t know why other outlets are reporting that he is not going forward with getting justice for Ariana tampering with his food. We told you that due to this incident, Wolfee Donuts’ inspection score was lowered from an A to B after it was discovered that their dishwashing machine “wasn’t up to standards.” To hear more about Ariana Grande and #donutgate, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
When we reached out to the Lake Elsinore Police Department they referred us to their statement from July 13: “The owner of Wolfee donuts declined to press charges against Ms. Grande and this incident was documented to assist the Department of Environmental Health only. Any questions regarding this incident can be directed to the Department of Environmental Health.”
Meanwhile, Ariana has apologized twice for being caught on surveillance tapes saying she “hates America” and “hates Americans.” In her most recent video apology she says to her fans: “I feel like the apology I posted, I was — I kind of missed my opportunity to actually sincerely apologize and express how I was feeling because I was too busy preaching about my issues with the food industry, which is like not relative. I feel like I could have expressed myself in a different way.” An insider also told HollywoodLife.com that Ariana is really upset over the entire situation: “She hates the fallout, all the apologies she has to do, missing out on the All Star game, etc. It has put a strain on her relationship with Ricky [Alvarez]because she’s stressed about it, but he is trying to be a calming force for her.”
We have reached out to her reps for comment!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Ariana should get in trouble for licking the doughnuts?
— Chloe Melas