Chef Alana Shock responds to sexual assault claims against Actual Brewing founder

Andy Downing

Chef Alana Shock, who was tasked with running the kitchen at the newly opened (and currently closed) Actual Brewing Clintonville, released a statement in response to this week's cover story, in which multiple women made claims of sexual assault against Actual Brewing founder Fred Lee.

"I have learned of the allegations against Fred Lee along with everyone else," wrote Shock, formerly of Alana's Food and Wine. "I knew nothing about this until now. I hope for the sake of my co-workers that we all learn the truth about what happened. Assault or mistreatment of employees was never tolerated in my restaurant and should not happen, period."

In addition, Actual Brewing Clintonville posted to Facebook earlier this afternoon that it would be "closed until further notice."