Batali will be arraigned Friday morning in Boston Municipal Court on charges of indecent assault and battery stemming from the incident, which allegedly occurred at an eatery in Back Bay.
"Mr. Batali denies the allegations in both this criminal complaint and the civil complaint filed last August", Fuller said in a statement.
Batali, 58, formerly owned several restaurants around the world and is known for his appearances on the Food Network. The Bastianichs family ended its partnership with Batali in 2018 as allegations of sexual harassment and assault surfaced, buying all of his shares in the restaurants.
No additional information was immediately available.
Batali's attorney Anthony Fuller says the criminal charge and the civil lawsuit were alleged by the same person. Their claims resulted in almost three dozen more former and current Batali employees coming forward with accusations of sexual misconduct and discrimination.
Batali, who this year sold his stakes in his US restaurants after the accusations against him emerged, denies wrongdoing and "intends to fight the allegations vigorously", Anthony Fuller, his lawyer, said in a statement.
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The lawsuit stated Batali "grabbed and kissed Ms. Tene's face, rubbed her breasts, grabbed her buttocks, put his hands between her legs and groped her groin area, and kept forcefully squeezing her face into his as he kissed her repeatedly".
Batali was investigated for criminal wrongdoing a year ago by New York City authorities after two women provided details during a "60 Minutes" segment of separate alleged attacks by the onetime media star.
After the allegations were made public in a series of interviews and reports published in late 2017, Batali took issued an apology on his website.
Batali has apologised for some of those instances, saying the allegations "match up" with ways he has acted, while denying others.
"That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses", he said.