She is the author of "The Art of the Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude." (CNN) I've never been assaulted by Mario Batali, who stepped away from his restaurant business and ABC television show amid allegations of sexual misconduct this week. Tia KeenanAt the time, she was a rising star in the industry working in one of the finest restaurants in the world. If she had reported the assault, her star in the restaurant world surely would have been yanked back to earth. Accusing a pillar of the industry of assault is the opposite of comforting for everyone: bosses, co-workers, diners, food media.