Another one bites the dust, ABC has ended their relationship with the celebrity chef, he was an indefinite leave, following sexual misconduct allegations… Click here if you missed that…
According to Deadline.com:
“Upon completing its review into the allegations made against Mario Batali, ABC has terminated its relationship with him and he will no longer appear on The Chew,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement. “While we remain unaware of any type of inappropriate behavior involving him and anyone affiliated with our show, ABC takes matters like this very seriously as we are committed to a safe work environment and his past behavior violates our standards of conduct.”
Batali had stepped down from both his company — B&B Hospitality Group — and The Chew after the foodie blog Eater New York posted a lengthy exposé in which four women accused him of sexual harassment.
In addition to his co-hosting duties on ABC’s afternoon foodie show, Batali co-owns, with Joe Bastianich, B&B Hospitality Group, operating more than 20 restaurants around the world. They include the hugely popular Eataly restaurants and gourmet markets in New York and Los Angeles — the latter of which just opened last month.