‘Cosmos’ Host Neil deGrasse Tyson Being Investigated Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Ruben Ruiz
December 2, 2018

In light of the latest accusations against deGrasse Tyson, Fox and National Geographic, the networks behind the revival of "Cosmos", which is hosted by the accused, have begun an investigation.

Fox Broadcasting, which produces his Cosmos TV series, says it is investigating two new claims by women. "The producers of Cosmos can do no less in this situation".

"We are committed to a thorough investigation of this matter and to act accordingly as soon as it is concluded", they stated, cited by Vanity Fair.

The Daily Wire has reached out to Neil deGrasse Tyson for comment, but as of publication, we have not received a reply. "We take these matters very seriously and we are reviewing the recent reports".

Amet was interviewed by the religious blog Patheos after the #MeToo movement gained steam, which prompted two other women to come forward with allegations of their own.

The Shade Room reports that 'Tyson took to Facebook to address the accusations, which allege that he groped Dr. Katelyn N. Allers, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Bucknell University, at an after-party following a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in 2009, Deadline reports'.

The renowned science communicator had turned to social media on Saturday turning down the allegations that he had groped a woman while also denying another claim that he had made sexual advances towards a production assistant when he invited her to have wine and cheese with him at his residence.

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The next night, however, in the auto, she says that Tyson told her that she was too "distracting" to work as a producer.

Faced with three accusations that span three decades and range from "creepy behavior" to rape, Neil deGrasse Tyson offered up a lengthy defense via Facebook post on Saturday, saying "clearly I can not continue to stay silent".

This follows an account from Tchiya Amet, who publicly accused Tyson of drugging and raping her in 1984. A sequel, with Tyson again set to host, is set to premiere next year on Fox and sister cable channel National Geographic.

While their interaction may have not been an assault, Allers said it was a clear sign that Tyson was capable of "creepy behavior", the website reported.

Amet did not immediately reply to an emailed request for comment from The Post.

Tyson in his Facebook post criticized the #MeToo movement-which over the past year has seen men accused of years and decades of sexual assault and harassment lose their jobs over the behavior-as one that abandons "due process" (a legal standard that refers to the judicial system, not a standard for employers).

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