Mario Batali Steps Away From Restaurants After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Celebrity chef Mario Batali will reportedly step away from the helm of his business operations as well as the daytime television spotlight in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations. Four women allege Batali "touched them inappropriately in a pattern of behavior that appears to span at least two decades," according to a report in the food website Eater. Batali told the site he will be taking a break from day-to-day operations of his businesses for an unspecified period of time.