Tue, Dec 19 09:32 AM |Entertainment

Report: Ayesha Curry's Baking Competition TV Show Cancelled Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Ayesha Curry's television show, "The Great American Baking Show', has already been cancelled. 

ABC made the decision to pull the plug on the cooking competition show just one week after it debuted, after one of the judges was accused of sexual misconduct. Celebrity pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and abuse.

"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," an ABC spokesman said in a statement. "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."


Ayesha, the wife of Warriors basketball star Stephen Curry, and former NFL player Anthony “Spice” Adams were the  co-hosts of the culinary competition, which was previously known as "The Great Holiday Baking Show."

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Season 3 debuted on Dec. 7 and the second episode was scheduled to air on Thursday night. Instead, episodes of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and "CMA Country Christmas"” aired in its place.

Four former employees who worked for Iuzzini from 2009 and 2011 in the pastry kitchen of Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City described their work environment as "rampant with incidents of sexual harassment."


Some of the women claimed Iuzzini had a habit of touching female employees’ rear ends with items in the kitchen, using knives, long vegetables and spoons. Others claimed he made inappropriate sexual comments at the restaurant.

Iuzzini responded to the accusations, stating they were "inaccurate" and was sad the women "did not feel comfortable coming to me as their superior and letting me know how they felt."


"While I understand ABC felt pressured to make this difficult decision, I am extremely disappointed and saddened that the show will not continue to air as scheduled," Iuzzini said in a statement. "I feel terrible for the bakers, fans of the show, the cast and everyone else involved in the production."


Ayesha has yet to comment on the cancellation of the show.


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