Celebrity chef, Mario Batali, exited his restaurant business and television show, “The Chew,” after sexual misconduct allegations were lodged against him. The Monday announcement resulted from four women’s accusations against Batali of inappropriate physical contact. Three of the women worked for him at his restaurant, and feared he would retaliate. In October one of the employees at his restaurant business, Batali and Bastianich Hospitality Group, reported him for his actions. Due to the allegations, the Food Network decided to hold off on relaunching the newest version of his past cooking show, “Molto Mario,” which was scheduled for next year.
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