The New York City Police Department is investigating sexual misconduct claims against celebrity chef Mario Batali.
A number of women came forward on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday night to detail allegations against him. One unidentified woman claims she may have been drugged and assaulted. She said she was kissing Batali and then woke up with no memory of what happened.
Outside the Spotted Pig restaurant, some people weren’t surprised.
“This isn’t the first that I heard about it last night either,” one woman told WOR’s Alice Stockton Rossini. “There were rumors around the neighborhood.”
Despite that, the allegations caught some off guard.
“I’m terribly surprised. He’s a neighbor, wonderful community member and no doubt we’ll see better from him in the future,” a woman said.