'Great American Baking Show' pulled, judge fired over sexual harassment allegations

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"This season's victor will be announced at a later date". "Episodes of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and "CMA Country Christmas" will take its place this week and next".

The baking competition series, formerly known as "The Great Holiday Baking Show", aired its first episode of season three last week.

Since that report was posted, four more women have come forward with additional allegations of harassment by Iuzzini, Eater.com reports.

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The new allegations against Iuzzini came after a November report of Mic claimed four women - two pastry chefs and two externs - said the work environment at Jean-Georges was full of sexual harassment incidents.

The four women claimed that the 43-year-old pastry chef sexually harassed and abused them while they were working for him at a NY restaurant from 2009 through 2011.

One of them claimed that he was on drugs, saying that she witnessed him "using cocaine" - something that Iuzzini was asked about and vehemently denied. The show followed the format of the U.K.'s baking show, lead by British food writer Mary Berry.

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An award-winning pastry chef, Iuzinni, 43, was initially accused of sexual and verbal harassment by four women while working at the NY restaurant Jean-Georges.

The women alleged that Iuzzini stuck his tongue in the ear of two employees several times, was verbally abusive and in one instance, "simulated sex" by grabbing one woman's hips. In 2002, the revered culinary outlet, Jean-Georges Vongeritchen hired Iuzzini for the position of an executive pastry chef.

The 3-episode Season 3 of the series, which was originally called The Great Holiday Baking Show, premiered last week and the sophomore episode was scheduled to air on Thursday night, December 14.

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"Many of the other allegations are inaccurate, others I do not recall and none were meant to hurt people. Nonetheless, I must take responsibility if any of the members of my team felt uncomfortable by my words or actions, regardless of my intent or recollection", his statement read in part. It also said it would no longer be working with Iuzzini.

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