BOSTON, Massachusetts — Famed Chef Mario Batali appeared in a Massachusetts court to face charges connected to a 2017 allegation of sexual misconduct.
Batali was charged with indecent assault and battery.
His accuser claims Batali enticed her to take a "selfie" with him.
He then groped her and kissed her without consent - according to a statement from the accuser's attorney.
At the hearing today (Friday) Batali and his attorney were told they could have no contact with the victim and witnesses.
A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.
A pretrial hearing was set for July 12th, but Batali's presence was excused by the judge.