Star chef Mario Batali has actually been fired as co-host of ABC’s “The Chew” amidst claims of sexual misconduct.A network representative said in a declaration on Thursday that “upon finishing its evaluation into the accusations made versus Mario Batali, ABC has actually terminated its relationship with him and he will not appear on ‘The Chew.'”

The declaration went on to state that ABC is unaware of any kind of improper habits including Batali while working on the program. reports that four ladies have actually implicated Batali of sexual misbehavior returning to the 1990s. The accusations consist of groping and improper touching. At least three of the females have worked for Batali in some capacity.Batali issued the

following declaration, excusing the supposed habits that he states matches up with how he has acted.”I say sorry to the individuals I have mistreated and hurt. Although the identities of the majority of the individuals pointed out in these stories have not been exposed to me, much of the behavior described does, in reality, match up with methods I have actually acted. That behavior was incorrect and there are no reasons. I take complete duty and am deeply sorry for any pain, humiliation or pain I have triggered to my peers, employees, customers, buddies and family.I have work to do to attempt to gain back the trust of those I have harmed and disappointed. For this reason, I am going to step far from daily operations of my services. We developed these restaurants so that our guests might have enjoyable and indulge, but I took that too far in my own behavior. I will not make that error again. I desire any location I am associated with to feel comfy and safe for the individuals who work or dine there.I understand my actions have actually disappointed many people. The successes I have actually enjoyed are owned by everybody on my team. The failures are mine alone.

To individuals who have actually been at my side throughout this time-my household, my partners, my employees, my friends, my fans- I am grateful for your assistance and hopeful that I can regain your regard and trust. I will spend the next amount of time trying to do that.”After the allegations emerged ABC asked the popular chef to step down from “The Chew. ” Range reports the Food Network has actually likewise postponed strategies to relaunch the series,”

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