Celebrity chef Mario Batali is giving up his stake in his restaurants.
According to the New York Times (https://nyti.ms/2Hn6SFb), the move comes a year after Batali was accused by several women of sexual assault and harassment. Batali and the Bastianich family of restaurateurs had a 20-year partnership.
The publication reported that a new company has been created and will manage remaining 16 restaurants.
According the the New York Times, Batali is also sharing his shares in Eataly, a chain of luxury Italian supermarkets.
Batali has a restaurant in New Haven, Tarry Lodge, which is located on Park Street.