Ayesha Curry’s ‘Great American Baking Show’ pulled from ABC after allegations against judge
Ayesha Curry’s “Great American Baking Show” only had one episode on ABC before the network pulled it over allegations of sexual misconduct against 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,” a network spokesperson said in a statement explaining the decision. “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.”
Last month, Iuzzini was accused by four former female employees of inappropriate behavior, including touching, licking, and groping the women without their consent while he was at Manhattan restaurant Jean-Georges.
Iuzzini said in a statement to Mic that he denied some of the allegations but also said that he was “shattered and heartbroken at the thought that any of my actions left members of my team feeling hurt or degraded.”
In place of “The Great American Baking Show,” ABC will be airing “The Great Christmas Light Fight” and “CMA Country Christmas” in the next two weeks. As for the winner of this season’s bake-off, they will be announced later on.