Neil deGrasse Tyson To Be Investigated Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

2022

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Neil deGrasse Tyson confronted explosive claims final yr that he raped a lady, and now two extra ladies have come forth alleging sexual misconduct. One girl says that the Cosmos host groped her at a celebration in 2009, whereas one other girl says she confronted inappropriate advances as Tyson’s assistant.

Deadline stories:

Famous astrophysicist/TV character Neil deGrasse Tyson has come below scrutiny as two extra ladies have accused the Cosmos host of sexual misconduct. In mild of the brand new allegations, the networks and producers behind the Emmy-winning Cosmos reboot are vowing to look into the matter.

“The credo on the coronary heart of Cosmos is to observe the proof wherever it leads,” the producers of the present stated in an announcement to Deadline. “The producers of Cosmos can do no much less on this scenario. We are dedicated to an intensive investigation of this matter and to behave accordingly as quickly as it’s concluded.”

Following the acclaim the 2014 revival of the basic Carl Sagan docuseries acquired, Fox and National Geographic ordered a second installment with Tyson returning as host. It is slated to premiere March three.

“We have solely simply change into conscious of the current allegations concerning Neil deGrasse Tyson,” the 2 networks stated in an announcement to Deadline. “We take these issues very critically and we’re reviewing the current stories.”

The outlet pointed to a report from Patheos that highlighted claims made by Dr. Katelyn N. Allers, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University, and Ashley Watson, who labored with Tyson for a number of months as an assistant who says she needed to give up her job as a result of aggressiveness of her boss.

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