Celebrity pastry chef and television personality Johnny Iuzzini was the subject of the multiple sexual harassment claims this year. On Wednesday, four more women accused Iuzzini of sexual harassment and abusive behavior, taking the total number of accusations against the celebrity chef to eight, according to a report by Mic.

The report stated the allegations by two of the women, who were colleagues of Iuzzini at New York’s fine-dining outlet Jean-Georges, included incidents known by the management in 2004. The other two women said Iuzzini abused his power and exerted influence over female subordinates.

The report added Iuzzini responded to the new allegations in a statement and said these accounts were “simply untrue.”

As part of a reply to an email from Mic, Iuzzini said, “I am truly disheartened at the thought of anyone being hurt from my past actions. … However, there is a difference between accepting responsibility for my immaturity and allowing false claims and accusations to be reported." 

Iuzzini’s net worth at the moment stands at $18 million. He was born Aug. 31, 1974, in the Catskills region of New York, according to  Net Worth Post.

During his externship at the Culinary Institute of America, he worked with baking specialist Lincoln Carson. In 2002, the revered culinary outlet, Jean-Georges Vongeritchen hired Iuzzini for the position of an executive pastry chef. During the year, Iuzzini was awarded the “Best Pastry Chef” award by New York Magazine. He was also awarded “Exceptional Pastry Chef of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation in 2003, and was also on the list of “Ten Best Pastry Chefs in America.”

The new allegations against Iuzzini came after a November report of Mic claimed four women — two pastry chefs and two externs — said the work environment at Jean-Georges was full of sexual harassment incidents. The women reported to Iuzzini between 2009 and 2011.

According to the report, one of the pastry chefs, who asked to remain anonymous, recounted how Iuzzini put his tongue her ear.

In a response to the allegations, Iuzzini reportedly said he was “shattered and heartbroken at the thought that any of my actions left members of my team feeling hurt or degraded.”

He added, “Many of the other allegations are inaccurate, others I do not recall and none were meant to hurt people.”

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) decided Thursday to not air “The Great American Baking Show,” a show on which Iuzzini was a judge, according to a USA Today  report. The channel also took a call that Iuzzini would not be part of the show any longer. 

A spokesperson for ABC said in a statement, “In light of allegations that recently came to our attention, ABC has ended its relationship with Johnny Iuzzini and will not be airing the remainder of ‘The Great American Baking Show’ episodes.”

“ABC takes matters such as those described in the allegations very seriously and has come to the conclusion that they violate our standards of conduct,” the statement continued.