Mario BataliChef Mario Batali is the latest TV personality to lose his job after allegations of sexual misconduct.



The croc-wearing chef was originally suspended from the daytime ABC cooking show "The Chew" after being accused of groping several women, but now the network has made it official: Batali is toast.



A statement was posted to the show's Facebook page: "Upon completing its review into the allegations made against Mario Batali, ABC has terminated its relationship with him and he will no longer appear on 'The Chew.'"





Eater first reported the allegations, that reportedly spanned more than 20 years, on Monday.



Batali released an apology owning up to his bad behavior: "I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt. Although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted. That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any pain, humiliation or discomfort I have caused to my peers, employees, customers, friends and family."



In addition to Broad City" actress Siobhan Thompson, Batali has been accused of assaulting an unconscious woman at the ultra-creepy "rape room" at his friend Ken Friedman's Manhattan restaurant Spotted Pig.



Batali's photo and bio have already been taken down from the ABC site.



[Via The Cut, Page Six, AOL]