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Mario Batali & Business Partner Joe Bastianich Release New Statements In Response To The 'Boys Club' Culture & Latest Sexual Misconduct Claims!

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New details surrounding Mario Batali and his business partner Joe Bastianich come out.

Mario Batali isn't the only one getting called out for cultivating a horrible environment for sexual misconduct in his restaurants, but so is his longtime business partner Joe Bastianich.

While we've already reported the celeb chef has stepped aside from his restaurants amid the reports of sexual harassments, there is still much more to know about the B&B Hospitality Group founders!

Related: Mario Shared A Fucking Pastry Recipe With His Apology!

In a new report published by Eater exposing the "boys' club" environment set up by the duo, Joe actually admitted he knew of Mario's behavior, saying he had "heard [Batali] say inappropriate things" to staffers, and that he "should have done more" to stop his partner:

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Mario Batali Takes Leave After Slew Of Sexual Harassment Allegations — Here's His Statement

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Mario Batali is stepping aside from his restaurants in light of sexual harassment allegations against him.

Four women have come forward in an exposé published in Eater claiming the famous chef "touched them inappropriately" in a pattern of behavior that appears to span at least two decades. Three of four worked for Batali at some point during their careers.

Related: It's Unlikely Harvey Weinstein Will Face Prosecution For Alleged Rape

One female chef remembered the 57-year-old groping her breasts at an event 10 years ago after wine spilled on her shirt. She recalled:

"He just went to town, and I was so shocked. Jaw on the ground, I just stepped back from him in utter disgust and walked away."

Another woman said Batali also grabbed her breasts, while another said he repeatedly grabbed her from behind and held her tightly against him.

In October, Batali was reprimanded

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Daphne Oz Is Leaving The Chew After Six Seasons

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ABC's daytime talk show The Chew is going to see a major change this season: Daphne Oz will be leaving the show after six seasons on air, according to an announcement on Friday.

She will not be replaced by another host, either.

Related: Daphne Shares Adorable Home Video!

The daughter of Dr. Mehmet Oz, Daphne had been with the program since it launched in 2011 along with other cohosts Carla Hall, Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Clinton Kelly.

But now, she's the first one to break ranks.

She said in a statement about her departure:

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No One Wants To Play Jimmy Fallon's Gross Taste Test Game!

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Celebs can't stop by The Tonight Show these days without playing some sort of convoluted game.

But the latest of Jimmy Fallon's game show-style segments was so off putting, it had its players literally vomiting!

Ashton Kutcher, Liam Payne, and Vanessa Hudgens put their taste buds to the test in Wednesday's game of Secret Ingredient — where they had to guess an icky secret ingredient put into Mario Batali's signature dishes — but not without a few setbacks.

Video: Is Jimmy Smarter Than Amy Poehler's 'Smart Girls'?

The first round got off to a rough start: Liam had far too many utensils and Ashton wasn't paying attention to the rules. But the game only got worse from there, as Fallon and the That '70s Show alum were soon neck-deep in puke buckets!

Just good old fashioned late night TV? Check out the sick clip (below)!

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