Disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali opts for last-minute trial without jury in sexual misconduct case

Disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali opts for last-minute trial without jury in sexual misconduct case

Disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali surprised a Boston courtroom on Monday when he asked a judge to waive his right to a jury in a criminal trial for a sexual assault allegation. Minutes later, her accuser spoke up, describing a selfie near her now-closed Boston restaurant that descended into a nightmare of groped, non-consensual kisses. …

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