Transcript for NYPD investigating chef in connection with 2 sexual assault allegations: Sources
a poor choice of words. David? Kayna, thank you. Next this evening, to celebrity chef Mario batali. Tonight, police sources saying the NYPD is investigating, after two women accused him of drugging and assaulting them. He denies the allegations. Here's linsey Davis. Reporter: Tonight, police sources tell ABC news the NYPD is investigating famed chef Mario batali in connection with Al gaugss of two sexual assaults. One accuser, who spoke anonymously to "60 minutes," said batali drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005 at New York's spotted pig restaurant, where he was a partner. I woke up by myself, on the floor. I don't know where I am, of an empty room, wooden floor, I see broken bottles. The first thing I think is, I've been drugged. That was the first thing I've thought is that I've been assaulted. Reporter: Batali vehemently denies any assault, but says in a statement. "My past behavior has been deeply unappropriate and I am sincerely remorseful for my actions." My name's Mario ballopiado Y soy sinceramente Reporter: The NYPD now also investigating the claims of a woman who says she was assaulted at batali's restaurant babbo in 2004. She told police she lost consciousness and found batali on top of her when she awoke. The NYPD started investigating him last year after multiple women came forward. He's since stepped away from managing his business empire and just today released a statement, saying he is not attempting a professional comeback. David? Linsey Davis tonight. Linsey, thank you.
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