Networks investigating Neil deGrasse Tyson over sexual misconduct claims

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Fox and National Geographic have announced that they are in the process of investigating Neil deGrasse Tyson for sexual misconduct, days after two women came forward with claims against the famed astrophysicist.

He ended the statement with: "Accusations can damage a reputation and a marriage". I see myself as loving husband and as a public servant - a scientist and educator who serves at the will of the public. He said that Watson frequently hugged people on the set and that he declined those hugs, and "on a few occasions, clumsily declared, 'If I hug you I might just want more.' My intent was to express restrained but genuine affection".

Neil deGrasse Tyson visits SiriusXM Studios on November 8, 2018 in New York City. She said she quit her job due to the overtures.

She claims they met at the American Astronomical Society's conference in Long Beach, CA, and that Tyson took an interest in her solar system tattoo. which starts on her arm and extends onto her back.

"My experience with him is he's not someone who has great respect for female bodily autonomy", she told Patheos.

Emmy Award-winning series Cosmos was made famous by Carl Sagan. She reluctantly accepted, and over the course of the evening, deGrasse Tyson allegedly exhibited increasingly weird behavior.

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According to Allers, Tyson wanted to know if Pluto appeared in her tattoo. Watson says she was shaken by the interaction, but felt like she needed references and recommendations so she planned on just working the last few days of the Cosmos filming. "Why believe me at all?" deGrasse Tyson writes. When Watson chose to leave, deGrasse Tyson apparently wanted to perform an intimate handshake in which each person feels the other's pulse.

A third woman, Tchiya Amet, alleges Tyson drugged and raped her in 1984 while they were graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. When he saw that I had woken up, he got on top of me and mounted me, and I passed out again.

Watson provided The Post with a text describing the incident she sent to a friend several days later. "It is as though a false memory had been implanted, which, because it never actually happened, had to be remembered as an evening she doesn't remember".

Watson says Tyson asked her if she needed any releases, and she responded with a story about sexual harassment she endured in the past.

Mashable has reached out to Tyson's representatives for comment.

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