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Mario Batali fired from 'The Chew' amid harassment allegations

Posted: 9:11 AM, Dec 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-15 17:16:52Z

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been fired from ABC's daytime cooking show "The Chew" amid sexual harassment allegations.

Batali was suspended from the show earlier this week after allegations surfaced that he harassment female employees at his restaurants. ABC says it was not aware of the allegations prior to asking him to step away earlier this week.

ABC released the following statement:

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.” 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.