‘Great American Baking Show’ Pulled Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Judge
Four former employees accused pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini of sexual harassment or abuse
By Marilyn Nelson on December 14, 2017
NBC has ended its relationship with award winning pastry chef, Johnny Iuzzini over allegations of sexual misconduct.
The network yanked all remaining episodes of the show after four former employees came forward describing being touched, licked and groped by Iuzzini while working with Iuzzini at New York’s Jean-Georges restaurant, according to Mic.
“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. 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,” ABC said in a statement.
After air just one show when the third season premiered last week, all future episodes have been shelved.