Chef Batali fired from 'The Chew' after sex harassment…

Joanna Estrada
December 17, 2017

"I'm gay, ' is 'I sexually assaulted people, P.S. Pizza dough cinnamon roll recipe!'"

Batali continues, "Sharing the joys of Italian food, tradition and hospitality with all of you, each week, is an honor and privilege".

A TV chef at the centre of a sex scandal has been roasted on Twitter after posting a half-baked apology on the internet - complete with a recipe for cinnamon rolls.

Then he added this: "ps. Starts off ok, but he includes a recipe at the end", one tweeter posted Saturday.

Allison Castellano tweeted, "I didn't think it was possible for anyone to give a worse apology than Harvey Weinstein, but Mario Batali managed it".

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali recently withdrew from business following sexual harassment allegations against him by several women.

Batali's representative, Risa Heller, did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Friday.

Eater published accounts from four women on Monday, some of whom formerly worked for Batali, who said the chef groped them without their consent.

In a full statement to Eater, Batali mentioned that he was stepping away from the day-to-day operations of his businesses for an unspecified period of time. He remains an owner of the group, which he founded with restaurateur Joe Bastianich. Batali admitted his behavior and first apologized in a statement Monday. He premiered on Food Network in 1997 on the show "Molto Mario" and in 2011 helped launch "The Chew" on ABC. He has stepped down from his restaurant empire and was kicked off the ABC cooking show, "The Chew".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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