Celebrity chef Mario Batali waives jury trial in Boston sexual harassment case
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Mario Batali will let a judge decide his fate, not a jury, as he stands trial for allegedly groping and kissing a woman without her consent at a Boston bar in 2017. The celebrity chef waived his right to a jury in court Monday, minutes before his trial was supposed to begin, and will instead proceed with a bench trial, according to the Boston Globe. Natali Tene has accused Batali, 61, of assaulting her at Towne Stove and Spirits in March 2017 when she asked the former Food Network host for a selfie. While posing for the photo, Batali kissed her and “groped her breast, butt and crotch area,” Su...