(ANSA) – WASHINGTON, AUG 25 – The famous chef Mario Batali and two women who had accused him of harassment in a Boston bar and restaurant have defined an extra-judicial settlement under conditions that have not been disclosed. The New York Times reports it. The accusations were made by Natali Tene and Alexandra Brown. Batali, once at the top of a restaurant empire and TV star in the sector, was one of several renowned chefs to be overwhelmed by the #MeToo movement but the only one facing criminal proceedings.
Today’s isn’t the only such deal for sexual misconduct. He, his former partner Joe Bastianich and the company they ran paid $ 600,000 last year to at least 20 men and women who reported being harassed while working in Santa, Lupa or Del Posto restaurants in Manhattan.
The deal came after Newy York State Attorney General Letitia James conducted an investigation into their restaurant group that revealed a sexual culture so prevalent with harassment and retaliation that it violated state and city rights laws. humans. (HANDLE).