ABC Fires Mario Batali Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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In a statement, ABC says that it has “terminated its relationship with him and he will no longer appear on The Chew.” ABC’s decision comes after Batali said he was taking a leave of absence following the allegations.

”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,” said a spokesperson.

Batali, who has appeared on the food-themed show since it launched six years ago, stepped away after allegations were first published on Monday, with ABC launching a review.

“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.”

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