Eataly to terminate relationship with chef Mario Batali amid sexual misconduct allegations

May 23, 2018 832

After sexual misconduct allegations against Mario Batali emerged Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” Eataly confirmed Monday that Batali has had no direct involvement with the Italian market and food hall since December 2017 and that the company is in the process of a full separation from the chef.

“We have initiated a process to compel the divestiture of his small, minority interest in Eataly USA,” wrote Chris Giglio, a spokesperson for the Italian food emporium in an email. According to Tribune’s sister-publication The Daily Meal, Batali-branded products were pulled from Eataly’s shelves in December. (Target and Walmart similarly followed suit.)

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