John Besh Steps Down From Company Amid Allegations

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(WBRZ News 2) Chef John Besh will step down from the restaurant group he created amid allegations that several female employees were sexually harassed while working for the Besh restaurant group.

According to a report from the Advocate, Besh announced his exit Monday morning

In a letter to restaurant company staff, executive Shannon White announced that Besh “has decided to step down from all aspects of operations and to provide his full focus on this family.”

White, who was previously chief operations officer, announced in the same letter that she has assumed the role of chief executive officer.

John Besh's Firm Linked To Sexual Harassment
John Besh's Firm Linked To Sexual Harassment
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports more than two dozen current or former employees have complained of abusive behavior

The change comes after an investigative report published over the weekend by nola.com. The report detailed allegations of sexual misconduct from top-level employees, including renowned Chef John Besh and those further down the line that made working conditions for some female employees untenable.

In the wake of the report, Harrah's Casino says it has stripped Bech's name from its restaurant.

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