foodbeast.com – The Spotted Pig is usually a destination restaurant in New York, but some pretty unsavory news has surfaced that might change your perception of it.
According to the New York Times, The Spotted Pig’s owner Ken Friedman is being accused of sexual misconduct for doing inappropriate things to several former employees. Examples of the misconduct include ass-grabbing, inviting women to smoke in his car then pinning them against the car door, and pulling a woman’s head toward his crotch as she picked up something off the floor.
There’s levels to this story, though, as the Spotted Pig was a hangout spot for Mario Batali, who was hit with sexual misconduct allegations of his own this week.
The reason Batali falls into this story, however, is because he was often spotted on the third floor of the restaurant, which several former employees, and food industry people recognized as “The Rape Room.”
Dude… what kind of seedy underworld shit is going on in these VIP rooms in restaurants?!