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Hearing scheduled in Mario Batali indecent assault case

Jul. 12, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A hearing has been scheduled for next month in the indecent assault and battery case against celebrity chef Mario Batali. Batali did not appear at a brief pre-trial hearing in a Boston courtroom on Friday. He had waived his right to appear. A spokeswoman for the Suffolk District Attorney says...

Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to assault charge

May. 24, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali, 58, wearing his signature red ponytail and a blazer, did not speak during the...

Batali accuser's attorneys: Chef must be held accountable

May. 23, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for a woman who says Mario Batali forcibly kissed and groped her in a Boston restaurant in 2017 said Thursday the celebrity chef must be held accountable. Batali, who recently gave up financial stakes in all his restaurants, is to be arraigned Friday in Boston on a charge of indecent...

Celebrity chef Mario Batali facing assault charge in Boston

May. 22, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing a criminal charge on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali, who recently gave up financial stakes in all his restaurants, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of indecent assault and...

Jamie Oliver's UK restaurant chain collapses into insolvency

May. 21, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local commercial districts. The insolvency will leave 1,000 people out of work and reignited worries about local retail and food...