Neil deGrasse Tyson investigated by Fox, NatGeo Networks
Associated Press
December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018 7:39 PM EST
Fox and National Geographic Networks said Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, they will probe sexual misconduct allegations against renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.Charles Sykes / Invision / AP / Files
NEW YORK — Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will be investigated by Fox and National Geographic Networks after allegations of sexual misconduct were levelled against him.
Patheos.com published accounts Thursday from two women who say that Tyson behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner with them. Tyson was host of Cosmos on Fox in 2014 and a new edition of the series was to air on National Geographic next year.
Tyson released a statement in response on Facebook.
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.