Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

BOSTON (AP) – Bill Cosby was released from prison when his conviction that he drugged and assaulted a woman was overturned. Quarterback Deshaun Watson landed a record-setting $ 230 million contract, despite an investigation into allegations he assaulted 22 women. Celebrity chef Mario Batali was acquitted this week on just the second day of his … Read more

Mario Batali: Woman who accused the celebrity chef of groping her testifies in criminal trial

CNN – A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by celebrity chef Mario Batali took the stand Monday on the first day of his criminal trial in Boston, testifying that he groped her during an impromptu selfie session in 2017. Natali Tene said she posed for photos with Batali while, out-of-frame, he took advantage … Read more

Celebrity chef Mario Batali accuser details alleged groping in sexual misconduct case

Celebrity chef Mario Batali, who is charged with indecent assault and battery, waived his right to a jury trial Monday in the sexual misconduct case he is facing in Boston. Batali, 61, is accused of forcibly kissing and groping a woman after taking a selfie with her at a Boylston Street restaurant in 2017.Jury selection … Read more