Meals Community’s chef is arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a baby

A New Jersey chef who appeared on the Meals Community’s present Chopped in 2020 has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a baby, a 12 months after being sued by two ladies who say he compelled himself on them after they had been minors. 

Shalom ‘Sal’ Yehudiel, 40, is accused of sexually assaulting a baby in Teaneck, New Jersey. The alleged crime was reported to Bergen County prosecutors in November final 12 months, across the identical time as two ladies sued him. 

These ladies included a former waitress who labored at his restaurant, The Humble Toast. She mentioned she was working for him when she was 17 when he compelled her to carry out oral intercourse on him. 

One other lady claimed he abused her when she was 15. It’s unclear if the lady in that lawsuit is identical particular person concerned within the assault he has now been arrested for. 

Yehudiel, who’s initially from Israel, is married and has younger kids. He has two eating places in New Jersey –  The Humble Toast and La Cucina Di Nava. 

Shalom ‘Sal’ Yehudiel, 40, is accused of sexually assaulting a baby in Teaneck, New Jersey. The alleged crime was reported to Bergen County prosecutors in November final 12 months, across the identical time as two ladies sued him

Yehudiel, who is originally from Israel, is married and has at least one daughter. He has two restaurants in New Jersey - The Humble Toast and La Cucina Di Nava. He is pictured with his wife

Yehudiel, who’s initially from Israel, is married and has not less than one daughter. He has two eating places in New Jersey – The Humble Toast and La Cucina Di Nava. He’s pictured together with his spouse

He has not but commented on the allegations however he denied the ladies’s claims on the time. 

It’s unclear when Yehudiel is due in court docket subsequent. He’s being held within the Bergen County Jail. 

Yehudiel has not yet commented on his arrest. He remains in custody

Yehudiel has not but commented on his arrest. He stays in custody

Final 12 months, Yehudiel was sued by a lady who claimed he compelled her into performing oral intercourse on him when she labored as a waitress at The Humble Toast. 

She mentioned she was 18 on the time and he allegedly made lewd feedback to her on a number of events. 

He denied her allegations, and people of one other lady who mentioned he abused her when she was 15. 

On the time, he mentioned the 2 ladies had been attempting to extort him. 

The controversy nonetheless sparked a boycott of his restaurant, the place protesters confirmed up with indicators final 12 months. 

He stepped down from the day-to-day operating of the restaurant.