Rob Lowe, Sheryl Lowe

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Rob Lowe's animosity toward his former chef has been placed on the back burner.

The actor has dropped his complaint-ridden breach-of-contract lawsuit against Peter Clements, reportedly because he and his wife Sheryl learned that Clements isn't on the side of the former nannies who are currently suing the Lowes for sexual harassment.

Per documents filed Friday in Santa Barbara Superior Court, the Lowes would like to dismiss, "with prejudice," their case against Clements, whom they had accused of, among other things, swiping prescription drugs from their home, having sex in the master bedroom, stealing their mail and overcharging them for food.

It's unclear what sort of info Clements offered to help the Lowe cause as they wage legal war against erstwhile babysitters Jessica Gibson and Laura Boyce and the ladies' high-profile attorney, Gloria Allred, but it was apparently enough to forgive his laundry list of alleged sins.

"Once Peter Clements provided Rob and Sheryl Lowe with accurate information, the Lowes willingly dismissed their claims against him without cost to either side," court documents state.

Meanwhile, Allred doesn't think much of this latest curveball.

"We believe that Mr. Lowe's latest legal maneuver will blow up in his face and will not get him out of the hot soup that he has landed in because of the two lawsuits that we have filed against him," the L.A.-based legal eagle said in a statement Tuesday.

"Whatever Mr. Lowe has attempted to cook up smells bad—and will leave a lasting bad taste in his attempts to go after two innocent nannies who loved and cared for his children."

Gibson and Boyce filed individual sexual harassment suits against the couple in response to the Lowes' allegations of defamation, breach-of-contract, misrepresentation and infliction of emotional distress.

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