Fox, NatGeo to Probe Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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"We have only just become aware of the recent allegations regarding Neil deGrasse Tyson", they wrote, adding that they "take these matters very seriously" and were now "reviewing the recent reports".

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.

He then addressed an alleged incident from this past summer, in which he invited a female production assistant to his home for wine and cheese after "clumsily" telling her that he didn't want a hug from her because, "If I hug you I might just want more". Sometimes irreversibly. I see myself as loving husband and as a public servant - a scientist and educator who serves at the will of the public.

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

Watson told McAfee that deGrasse Tyson displayed "predatory tendencies" during their working relationship.

Watson told Patheos that she felt pressured to impress her boss and accepted an invitation from Tyson to his place.

"I only just learned (nine years after) that she thought this behavior creepy", he wrote.

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". "That was never my intent and I'm deeply sorry to have made her feel that way".

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He told host Steve Doocy: "People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct. In a statement later Friday, Rock said he would not apologize for his "sentiment".

"I welcome this", he wrote.

One woman, named Tchiya Amet, made allegations against Tyson in 2014, writing that he offered her a drugged drink and raped her while the two attended the University of Austin, Texas in the 1980s.

Watson provided The Post with a text describing the incident she sent to a friend several days later.

She recalled blacking out after Tyson gave her a drink and waking up naked on his bed.

Tyson disputed the allegation, noting they had briefly dated in graduate school "but the chemistry wasn't there".

Tyson's dismay at the speedy response of social media and coverage to these accusations is one we've heard before, from those accused of misconduct.

Both networks claim to be taking the allegations "very seriously".

Tyson has not commented publicly and an email request for comment to his representative was not immediately returned. "But clearly I can not continue to stay silent".

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