Batali, 57, had been accused on Monday, in a bombshell report by New York food website Eater, of having sexually harassed a series of women working in his kitchens.
Three of his former employees, and a fellow chef, accused Batali of groping or inappropriately touching them.
In the following days, additional former workers came forward with similar accusations. One waitress told the New York Times he was known as the “Red Menace”.
Chef abuses waitresses.
Top end kitchens might be the purest distillation of testosterone outside a fighter pilot convention. Perhaps it shouldn’t be so but it is.