*Uh oh. Looks like the #MeToo movement’s snagged another one. We’ve just learned that Neil deGrasse Tyson, the super star astrophysicist will be investigated by Fox and National Geographic Networks. Why, you ask? Because allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him.
The situation came to light because on Thursday, Patheos.com published accounts 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.
As of this posting, Tyson has not commented on on the accusations. Also, an email request for comment, sent to his representative, was not immediately returned, reports the AP.
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.