Neil deGrasse Tyson answers allegations of sexual misconduct

Danny Woods
December 2, 2018

The Shade Room reports that 'Tyson took to Facebook to address the accusations, which allege that he groped Dr. Katelyn N. Allers, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Bucknell University, at an after-party following a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in 2009, Deadline reports'.

Another woman, Ashley Watson, claimed that she quit her former job as DeGrasse Tyson's assistant in response to repeated inappropriate sexual advances he allegedly made toward her.

Neil deGrasse Tyson visits SiriusXM Studios on November 8, 2018 in New York City.

While their interaction may have not been an assault, Allers said it was a clear sign that Tyson was capable of "creepy behavior", the website reported. "Emotions bypass due-process, people choose sides, and the social media wars begin", Tyson wrote. "But clearly I can not continue to stay silent".

Fox Broadcasting also issued a statement, citing its own effort to look into the allegations: "We have only just become aware of the recent allegations regarding Neil deGrasse Tyson".

Patheos.com recently published accounts from two women who say that Tyson behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner toward them.

She also says he put both hands on her shoulders and told her that he wanted to hug her badly, but if he did, then he would just want more.

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"You extend your thumb forward during the handshake to feel the other person's vital spirit energy - the pulse", he wrote.

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

"For a variety of reasons, most justified, some unjustified, men accused of sexual impropriety in today's "me-too" climate are presumed to be guilty by the court of public opinion".

Acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson after getting accused of sexual misconduct has come forth refuting the claims that were held against him on Saturday. "When he saw that I had woken up, he got on top of me and mounted me, and I passed out again", Amet recalled.

Tyson denied the drug and rape allegation and said it has been used "as a kind of solicitation-bait by at least one journalist to bring out of the woodwork anybody who had any encounter with me that left them uncomfortable".

The producers of Cosmos, a science-based TV series which Tyson hosted in 2014 and which Fox and National Geographic are set to reboot in 2019, noted that they were investigating the allegations.

She says she confronted Tyson in a hallway at UT Austin, demanding to know why he'd done it.

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