Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Return to TV After Misconduct Investigation
The astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to tv after the broadcasters of his reveals introduced Friday that they’d accomplished their investigation into sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to him.
“The investigation is full, and we’re shifting ahead with each ‘StarTalk’ and ‘Cosmos,’” Fox Broadcasting and National Geographic mentioned of his two reveals. “‘StarTalk’ will return to the air with the remaining 13 episodes in April on National Geographic, and each Fox and National Geographic are dedicated to discovering an air date for ‘Cosmos.’ There shall be no additional remark.”
The assertion didn’t say what investigators concluded concerning the complaints. Dr. Tyson was accused in December of behaving inappropriately with two ladies, in an article carried on the web site Patheos.
One accusation got here from Ashley Watson, his assistant on “Cosmos,” who mentioned that in a go to to his residence, which she took to be a piece go to, he made her really feel uncomfortable by holding her arms and searching into her eyes in what he referred to as a Native American handshake. As she was leaving, she mentioned, he instructed her, “I would like you to know that I need to hug you so unhealthy proper now, however I do know that if I do I’ll simply need extra.” She stop the present.
The different account got here from Katelyn N. Allers, a physics and astronomy professor, who mentioned that whereas analyzing her tattoo of the photo voltaic system, Dr. Tyson had adopted it into her gown. The article additionally revisited an earlier accusation in opposition to Dr. Tyson leveled by Tchiya Amet El Maat, who has accused him of raping her in 1984 after they have been graduate college students on the University of Texas at Austin.
In a prolonged Facebook put up written on the time, Dr. Tyson described the primary two cases as innocent gestures. He denied the allegation of rape.
“Accusations can injury a status and a wedding,” he wrote. “Sometimes irreversibly. I see myself as loving husband and as a public servant — a scientist and educator who serves on the will of the general public.”
A spokesman for National Geographic mentioned that Dr. Tyson wouldn’t remark past the assertion despatched by National Geographic and Fox.
Ms. Amet mentioned she was interviewed by a consultant from Fox as a part of its investigation, in addition to somebody from the American Museum of Natural History, the place Dr. Tyson directs the Hayden Planetarium. A spokeswoman for the museum mentioned its investigation was not full.
“I really feel ignored,” Ms. Amet mentioned on Friday. She mentioned she deliberate to develop into “extra vocal, extra energetic” in response.
Ms. Watson and Professor Allers didn’t reply to a requests for remark.