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Celebrity Chef Steps Down From Company After 25 Women Come Forward With Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Unfortunately for women everywhere, sexual misconduct is not just a problem in Hollywood — it's a problem everywhere.

The latest man accused of using his position of power inappropriately with female employees is chef John Besh.

In a report that comes after an extensive nine-month investigation, NOLA.com/The Times Picayune details allegations of 25 different women against the celebrity chef and other higher-ups at The Besh Restaurant Group, including nine willing to be named.

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The accusations that the BRG, which operates a dozen restaurants, a bar, and more — employing over 1,200 people total — has fostered a "bro culture" in which male bosses take advantage of female employees range from "suggestive comments" to "uninvited touching" to leveraging a position of power for sex.

One employee details a "long-term unwelcome sexual relationship" with Besh that began when he "insisted (she) drink heavily" at a work event, after which he went uninvited to her hotel room and

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