Left-wingers must be seriously conflicted today. Their favorite scientist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, is being investigated for #MeToo violations after being accused of sexual misconduct.
On Friday news broke that Fox television and the National Geographic Network will investigate claims of sexual misconduct lodged against the famed astrophysicist.
It is interesting that the accusations took so long to get to the proper people at the networks because rumors of his conduct have been circulating for more than a year, according to the website Patheos.com.
The latest accusation published by Patheos were posted on November 29:
Two more women, including a fellow astronomer, say Neil deGrasse Tyson is guilty of inappropriate sexual conduct.
Dr. Katelyn N. Allers, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University, told me that she was “felt up” by Tyson at an after-party following a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in 2009. AAS didn’t have a mechanism for reporting sexual harassment at the time, but Dr. Allers says she probably would report the incident if it had happened today.
As if this allegation wasn’t shocking enough, it came within days of my interview with Ashley Watson, a former assistant to Tyson who says she was forced to quit her job due to his inappropriate sexual advances.
Watson worked directly with Tyson for several months. She says that, during that time, he put her in an uncomfortable situation by attempting to persuade her into sex, and demonstrated his “predatory tendencies.”
The Patheos website has other allegations, too.
Now, it looks like the accusations are finally seeing some light with the two networks saying that they will investigate the claims.
In a statement the producers of “Cosmos” said: “The credo at the heart of ‘Cosmos’ is to follow the evidence wherever it leads. The producers of ‘Cosmos’ can do no less in this situation.”
They said they will conduct a thorough investigation. Meanwhile Fox and National Geographic said Friday evening that they only recently learned of the allegations and were reviewing the allegations.
Besides numerous TV appearances, Tyson is also the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Tyson has been the golden boy of the global warming set for years, now, and with his assumption of the mantle of Carl Sagan, liberals have held him up as the beau ideal for the sciences.
Yes, they must be awfully conflicted today.
Remember, lefties… “believe all women.”
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