Tina Brown mocks embattled chef Mario Batali

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We built these restaurants so that our guests could have fun and indulge, but I took that too far in my own behavior.

In the apology, Batali's second since the allegations came to light on Monday, acknowledges the "many mistakes" the chef says he's made and goes on say that he has "no excuses" for his conduct.

A 30 for 30 on how Mario Batali came to the decision that posting a cinnamon roll recipe with an apology responding to sexual harassment allegations was a good idea. "Sharing the joys of Italian food, tradition and hospitality with all of you, each week, is an honor and privilege". To the people who have been at my side during this time - my family, my partners, my employees, my friends, my fans - I am grateful for your support and hopeful that I can regain your respect and trust.

As of Thursday morning, Walmart was still selling Mario Batali products online, with offerings like sauces, pastas, and Batali's cookbooks. But as comic Whitney Cummings tweeted today, "If you make the cinnamon rolls Mario Batali included in his "apology", I am interested in making a documentary about you".

An email sent to Batali's media team Saturday seeking comment was not immediately returned.

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Batali initially apologized on Monday after the allegations surfaced in Eater.

Batali was exposed on Monday when Eater published a report that featured four women accusing him of sexual misconduct and groping over a period of two decades.

ABC announced Friday that it fired Batali from his hosting gig on "The Chew" over the allegations.

He has stepped down from his restaurant empire and was kicked off the ABC cooking show, "The Chew".

Batali did not deny the allegations, saying in a statement that "although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted".

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