Harlem lawyer named Vallery Lomas won The Great American Baking Show Season 3, in 2017, but nobody really knows that because the show got pulled following reports of sexual misconduct involving host Johnny Iuzzini. In an interview with Munchies, Lomas says, “Even people who know me will still ask me how they can watch the show.“
TVline reported that Lomas later appeared in a Facebook Live video, explaining to fans that “because of the actions of Johnny Iuzzini, we are not able to broadcast the show as was originally planned.” ABC made the decision to pull the remaining Baking Show episodes on December 13, 2017, after Iuzzini was accused of sexual harassment and mistreatment by several of his former employees at the New York restaurant Jean-Georges. According to one women, Iuzzini often stuck his tongue in her ear; others claim he used kitchen utensils to touch their buttocks.
“The show being pulled… was a small road bump,” Lomas continued. “If that’s something that I have to shoulder and the other contestants have to shoulder so that we can stand around this issue, and make sure that this is something that gets addressed and that women in this country and in our society have safe spaces, then that’s something we gladly bear.”