Celebrity chef Mario Batali is scheduled to face charges Boston this Friday for allegedly groping a forcibly kissing a woman in a restaurant in 2017. This is the first criminal charge in a lengthy list of allegations of assault and sexual harassment.
The woman in the case alleges that Batali offered to take a selfie with her while in a Boston restaurant and kissed her, fondled her breasts and touched her crotch without her consent. The allegations against Batali has crippled his career. He's given up stakes in his restaurants, he was booted from the talk show The Chew while he's under investigation.