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Hearing Scheduled in Chef Mario Batali Indecent Assault Case

Batali pleaded not guilty May 24 to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017

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    Mario Batali Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Misconduct Charge

    Celebrity chef Mario Batali pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual misconduct in a Boston courtroom on Friday. The alleged incident took place in 2017 (Published Friday, May 24, 2019)

    A hearing has been scheduled for next month in the indecent assault and battery case against celebrity chef Mario Batali.

    Batali did not appear at a brief pre-trial hearing in a Boston courtroom on Friday. He had waived his right to appear.

    A spokeswoman for the Suffolk District Attorney says the next hearing will be Aug. 30 when a defense motion will be heard. Batali again will not be required to attend.

    Batali pleaded not guilty May 24 to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. His career crumbled in the wake of that and other accusations of sexual misconduct.

    Mario Batali Appears in Boston Court to Face Sex Assault Charge

    [NECN] Mario Batali Appears in Boston Court to Face Sex Assault Charge

    Celebrity chef Mario Batali appeared in a Boston court Friday to face a charge of sexual assault stemming from 2017.

    (Published Friday, May 24, 2019)

    The accuser says Batali noticed her taking a photo of him at the restaurant and invited her to take a selfie with him. She says Batali then groped and kissed her repeatedly without her consent.

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