Mario Batali

The celebrity chef was cleared by a judge following a criminal trial in Boston.
Restaurant mogul Mario Batali is stepping down from his day to day duties after four women allege he touched them inappropriately.
If convicted, the celebrity chef could face up to 2 1/2 years in jail and be required to register as a sex offender.
The celebrity chef is accused of forcibly kissing and groping a woman after taking a selfie with her at a Boston restaurant in 2017.
The Friday arraignment comes after Batali was publicly accused of sexual misconduct by several women in 2017.
The family of famed Italian chef Lidia Bastianich, which partnered with Batali on a number of restaurants, said Wednesday that they had bought out his shares.
The late chef was refreshingly honest about his blind spots and the role that Asia Argento played in making him a better ally.
The announcement comes days after authorities launched an investigation into the celebrity chef.
Before we let any of the bad men return, we have to make sure the women whose suffering they caused are made whole.
Celebrity chef mario Batali is being investigated by the NYPD for sexual misconduct.

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