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Entertainment ABC pulls Great American Baking Show amid harassment claims against judge

17:06  14 december  2017
17:06  14 december  2017 Source:   ew.com

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ABC pulls ' Great American Baking Show ' amid harassment claims against judge .

ABC has pulled the “ Great American Baking Show ” from its airing schedule in wake of the sexual harassment allegations made against Johnny Celebrity chef johnny iuzzini accused of sexual harassment . " ABC takes matters such as those described in the allegations very

a man wearing a suit and tie© Mark Bourdillion/ABC No more baking over the holiday season.

ABC has decided to quit airing the third season of The Great American Baking Show after harassment allegations have surfaced involving judge Johnny Iuzzini.

“In light of allegations that recently came to our attention, ABC has ended its relationship with Johnny Iuzzini and will not be airing the remainder of The Great American Baking Show episodes,” said an ABC spokesperson. “ABC takes matters such as those described in the allegations very seriously and has come to the conclusion that they violate our standards of conduct. This season’s winner will be announced at a later date. Episodes of The Great Christmas Light Fight and CMA Country Christmas will take its place this week and next.”

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Allegations of sexual mistreatment have been leveled against The Great American Baking Show judge Johnny Iuzzini. In response, ABC has pulled the remainder

ABC pulled The Great American Baking Show amid harassment claims against one of the show ’s judges Time.

The Baking Show just returned to the ABC schedule for a three-week run on Dec. 7. It’s based on the U.K. format. Last month, four former employees who worked with Iuzzini made allegations of harassment, according to Mic. In a statement, Iuzzini told the outlet, “I am shattered and heartbroken at the thought that any of my actions left members of my team feeling hurt or degraded. More importantly, I am deeply sorry to those who felt hurt.” More have spoken out since the original story, claims which Iuzzini told Mic are “simply untrue,” adding, “there is a difference between accepting responsibility for my immaturity and allowing false claims and accusations to be reported.”

The decision to shutter the Baking Show comes just two days after Mario Batali stepped back from his hosting gig on ABC’s daytime show The Chew after he was accused of sexual misconduct. According to an Eater story published Monday, four women accused the celebrity chef of “inappropriate touching in a pattern of behavior that spans at least two decades.”

‘Great American Baking Show’ Season 3 Winner: Johnny Iuzzini’s Actions Hurt All of Us .
Vallery Lomas, the winner of Season 3 of “The Great American Baking Show,” addressed the show’s sudden cancellation after allegations of sexual harassment against one of its judges, Johnny Iuzzini, in a Facebook Live video Thursday. “It’s important that we take a moment — our society has a moment to heal from this because the actions of Johnny, not only have they hurt the women that were in the kitchen with him, but it has spread to the other contestants, the crew, and myself,” Lomas said. “His actions have caused us harm as well by us not having a chance to continue to share our love of baking with all of you.

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