Food Network Cuts Ties With ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’ Chef Because Of Domestic Violence Allegations
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A chef who appeared in two episodes of Guy's Grocery Games, a food network show hosted by Guy Fieri, was excluded from further appearances on the network.
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Chad Barrett appeared on Fieri's show in 2017 and 2019, and also participated in a food network festival in New York City.
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The move comes when Barrett has been accused of violence against her by seven women on social media while awaiting trial against other domestic abuse charges.
Barrett was also fired from his job as a chef at Feast, a new restaurant in Chesterfield, Michigan.
"When we read the local news reports on the current allegations against this candidate, we drew both episodes that he appeared, so no rebroadcast could be scheduled," a Food Network spokesman told Detroit Free Press.
The Food Festival also made a statement.
"A woman brought this article to our attention recently and since then we have removed Chad Barrett from our website. He attended the festival in 2019 but will not attend any future events," said Alexandra Stylianos, manager of New York Wine & Food festivals from Food Network & Cooking Channel.
Barrett was faced with new allegations in early June while awaiting the domestic violence trial that his ex-wife had filed.
Her friend posted a warning about the cook in the Detroit Area Chefs Facebook group. Other women who claimed to have been abused by him replied.
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