ABC fires Mario Batali from 'The Chew' following sexual misconduct allegations

Summer Garden Foods the company that produces Batali's line has also said they will

Summer Garden Foods the company that produces Batali's line has also said they will"transition away from the Batali brand

Celebrity chef Mario Batali addressed allegations of sexual assault and harassment in a tone-deaf newsletter that included a recipe for "pizza dough cinnamon rolls".

The chef went on to thank his fans and promised to "work every day to regain your respect and trust".

But this one, given what preceded it, drew some public derision.

As of Thursday morning, Walmart was still selling Mario Batali products online, with offerings like sauces, pastas, and Batali's cookbooks.

He then included the recipe for the dish along with a picture.

A TV chef at the centre of a sex scandal has been roasted on Twitter after posting a half-baked apology on the internet - complete with a recipe for cinnamon rolls.

CNN's attempts to reach a media representative for Batali on Saturday weren't immediately successful.

Batali initially apologized on Monday after the allegations surfaced in Eater.

On Monday, Eater reported that four women had shared stories of Batali touching them inappropriately, with reports of improper behavior spanning two decades.

Four women have accused Iuzzini, pastry chef at Jean-Georges, one of the most expensive restaurants in NY, of sexual harassment between 2009 and 2011.

At the time of that statement, Batali said that he was going to "step away from day-to-day operations of my business". He remains an owner of the group, which he founded with restaurateur Joe Bastianich.

"I have made many mistakes and I am so very sorry that I have disappointed my friends, my family, my fans and my team".

At the time, he issued a statement in which he conceded, "Much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted".

Now, ABC has officially cut ties with him and announced that he will no longer appear on daily daytime talk show The Chew.

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