"I want to see you naked": When alcohol flowed, Mario Batali turned abusive, workers say

As she escorted the chef to greet his guests, he turned to Gunderson, she alleges, and “looked me up and down and he said, you know, with a twinkle in his eye, ‘I want to see you naked in my hot tub back in the hotel.’ ” She said a few people nearby “looked at me like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe he said that about you.’ ”

When he walked inside, he took selfies with guests, who were enjoying a magic act and martinis. She said she had brushed off the comment and tried to avoid him the rest of the night, but he found her later, while she was leaning over a high-top table. Batali, she alleges, walked by and grabbed her in the crotch.

He put his hand “between my legs, up and under, so his hand went on my vagina outside of my clothes. And then he moved his hand backward. So, you know, under my butt. And then continued walking.”