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Mario Batali Steps Aside At His Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations


Celebrity chef Mario Batali in October in New York City. Batali said Monday he was stepping aside from day-to-day running of his businesses amid allegations of sexual misconduct by women who worked for him.

Four women described how Batali touched them inappropriately, and others said they witnessed bullying and lewd comments. Batali doesn’t deny the allegations, saying they “match up” with past behavior.

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