If the TPTB didn't have a morals clause in prior seasons, you can bet your ass there will be serious discussion of having one going forward. Like, "if you are fired/terminated from your restaurant for harassment between the time the show is taped and aired etc you forfeit any winnings and will not be eligible to appear in future seasons as a guest judge or a contestant". As well as a more thorough vetting process. I bet Padma and Tom are furious with the producers as they are the face of the franchise . Will be interesting to see what happens going forward.
If there is justice in this