BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts lady says in a lawsuit filed in opposition to Mario Batali that the celeb chef forcibly kissed her and groped her in a Boston restaurant in 2017.
In line with media experiences, the swimsuit filed Wednesday in Superior Courtroom in Boston seeks unspecified damages for “extreme emotional misery” together with nervousness and self-doubt.
The swimsuit alleges that the 28-year-old lady noticed Batali within the restaurant in April 2017 and tried to take a photograph. The swimsuit says Batali invited her to take a selfie with him then, with out asking for permission, repeatedly kissed her face, rubbed her breasts, grabbed her buttocks and put his fingers between her legs.
Neither Batali nor his representatives instantly responded to emails for remark despatched to his web site and manufacturing firm on Friday.
A number of different ladies have beforehand come ahead to allege sexual misconduct by Batali.