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Mario Batali surrenders all restaurants following sexual assault allegations

2019-03-06

Celebrity chef Mario Batali cut ties with all his restaurants Wednesday following sexual assault allegations that came to a boiling point last year. (Brent N. Clarke / Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)

He’s cooked.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali cut ties with all his restaurants Wednesday following sexual assault allegations that came to a boiling point last year.

The Bastianich family and other Batali partners have bought out his stake in his eateries, according to the New York Times.

Batali “will no longer profit from the restaurants in any way, shape or form,” Tanya Bastianich Manuali told the Times.

Bastianich Manuali, the Queens-born daughter of famed chef Lidia Bastianich, will be in charge of daily operations at a new company replacing Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group.

In January, the NYPD shut two sexual misconduct investigations into Batali without filing charges.

The probe was sparked after a “60 Minutes” report last May that detailed accusations of Batali groping women in a VIP room at “The Spotted Pig” restaurant in Greenwich Village.

In December of 2017, foodie site Eater published a story in which four women claimed he groped them.

The allegations had already cost the orange Crocs-wearing chef his job as a co-host of ABC’s cooking talking show “The Chew” in 2017.