Neil deGrasse Tyson accused of sexual misconduct


Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is reportedly being investigated by the companies behind his show “Cosmos,” after being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, according to the New York Magazine.

The news comes on the heels of a report released on Patheos, which discusses the alleged experiences of two women with him.

One was Dr. Katelyn N. Allers, an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University, who claims Tyson inappropriately touched her during a 2009 party with fellow astronomers.

She told writer David C. McAfee: “My experience with him is he’s not someone who has great respect for female bodily autonomy.”

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The second account was given by Tyson’s former assistant Ashley Watson, who had reportedly texted another woman, in part, “He tried to seduce me into having sex with him and it was super messed up and I had to quit my job.”

That woman Watson texted happened to be Tchiya Amet, who has previously accused Tyson of sexually assaulting her.

In the wake of the recent allegations, Fox and National Geographic, which will air his show “Cosmos,” released a joint statement, saying, “We have only just become aware of the recent allegations regarding Neil deGrasse Tyson. We take these matters very seriously and we are reviewing the recent reports.”

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