Police probe celebrity chef Mario Batali for sexual misconduct

Read			Mario Batali and the Dark Side of Celebrity Kitchens What His Downfall Means for Notoriously Toxic Restaurant Culture

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The unidentified woman featured in the "60 Minutes" piece alleges the 57-year-old chef and former TV star drugged and assaulted her in New York City in 2005. I remember a moment where I was on his lap, kissing him.

On Sunday, the ex staffer spoke with CBS News' 60 Minutes, where she claimed that she woke up with scratches on her legs next to broken bottles. But I also did find- I looked on my skirt- There were two areas. TMZ reports that the next thing she remembers is being sexually assaulted by Batali while physically unable to resist.

"I came in with this idea that I knew this particular goat cheese, because I had read it somewhere in a book - 't-o-m-m-e, ' which is tomme", he said.

Batali, who owns dozens of restaurants including Eataly at the Prudential Center and Babbo Pizzeria on Fan Pier, stepped away from his restaurant empire in December 2017 after several women lodged sexual misconduct allegations against him on the website Eater. "A huge, a huge line... assaulting someone that's unconscious", Seet said, adding that she regrets not going to the police.

Mr. Batali has said he "vehemently denies" allegations that he engaged in any nonconsensual sex.

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One woman said that she tried complaining to Friedman about Batali's behaviour at one point, telling the presenter: "And I said, 'Ken, Mario just grabbed my boobs, ' and he's like, 'Oh, don't worry about it, it's just Mario". Former Spotted Pig server Trish Nelson explained that they referred to Batali as the Red Menace, "because it was a warning".

Followers, nevertheless, lambasted Batali, who owns 26 eating places, for together with a recipe within the publication along with his apology.

A Texas woman claims she was raped by Batali on January 29, 2004, and according to our law enforcement sources. she filed a police report with NYPD in March of this year. But B&B Hospitality called them "chilling and deeply disturbing" and said it was negotiating Batali's divestment from the company, the terms of which it hoped to be set by July 1. "This was the first we learned of them", the statement said. Our partnership with Mr. Batali is ending... "He has been our partner and close friend, but the actions he has acknowledged required us to separate wholly so that we reinforce our core values for our employees and our guests". Now, the disgraced chef is under criminal investigation by the New York Police Department.

In a report published last winter in The New York Times, 10 women accused Friedman of sexual harassment and misconduct and creating a toxic work environment. In her report, the woman claims she was drinking at Batali's restaurant Babbo when she went upstairs to use the bathroom.

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