‘Great American Baking Show’ Undercooks Sexual Harassment Questions in Q&A With Winner

In a Thursday Facebook Live session, the winner of ABC’s “The Great America Baking Show,” Vallery Lomas, directly addressed sexual misconduct accusations against one of the show’s judges that derailed the cooking competition’s third season.

But during the audience Q&A, a network publicist who moderated the session seemed to skip viewer comments and questions about the accusations, sticking only to questions related to cooking.

“I thought maybe I hadn’t connected with people because no one was asking about it,” Lomas later told TheWrap. “And then I heard afterward that people were commenting and asking questions about it.”

On Dec. 13, ABC pulled the show’s third season from its schedule after only one episode had aired, following the publication of a Mic article in which four former employees accused star judge Johnny Iuzzini of groping and other nonconsensual contact.

Instead of airing the remaining episodes, the network revealed Lomas as the …