is reporting famous New Orleans Chef John Besh has stepped down as chief executive of the Besh Restaurant Group amid allegations of sexual harassment.

The Advocate obtained a letter sent out by company executive Shannon White announcing that Chef John Besh “has decided to step down from all aspects of operations and to provide his full focus on this family.”

The move came in response to an exposé from writer Brett Anderson documenting allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment from the top down at Besh Restaurant Group.

That story, posted Saturday, shared accounts from current or former female employees at Besh Restaurant Group describing a culture of sexual harassment.

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