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The Chew Cohosts Deliver A Half-Baked Address On Mario Batali's Sexual Harassment Scandal

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Mario Batali was forced to step away from his role on The Chew after four women accused him of sexual harassment in an Eater exposé.

Now the celeb chef's costars on the reality show, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon, have addressed their audience about the uncomfortable situation.

Related: Actress Becomes Fifth Woman To Accuse Batali

But for chefs and foodies, they sure watered it down, saying:

"Yesterday, allegations of past improper behavior surfaced about our own Mario Batali, and ABC asked him to step away from the show while those allegations are reviewed."

Considering he admitted to the behavior, and it's been corroborated by multiple others already they sure made it sound like he's coming back.

Don't believe us? Watch, then read the fan comments (below):


We're hardly food experts, but as public statement aficionados, we'd say this could have stood to be saltier AND more plain.

[Image via ABC.]

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