Ashley Watson, a former assistant to Tyson who worked on his latest “Cosmos” series, said she quit her job after Tyson made repeated inappropriate sexual advances.
Tyson is well-known for his work as host of Cosmos on Fox in 2014.
Fox, National Geographic investigate Neil DeGrasse Tyson following sexual misconduct allegations
She claims Tyson, who was still married during the alleged incident, invited her to his apartment to “share a bottle of wine” when he made unwanted sexual advances — asking if she needed any type of “releases,” walking around in a tank top undershirt, performing an intimate “Native American handshake” that involved holding hands tightly and feeling for her pulse, and suggesting he would “just want more” if he went to hug her.
Accounts from two women accusing Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual misconduct have been published on patheos.com, and now networks affiliated with the astronomer are investigating the allegations.
UPDATE: Neil deGrasse Tyson responded to the two accusations of sexual misconduct and one accusation of rape lodged against him by three women over the past few weeks.
In the report, Bucknell University astronomer Katelyn Allers said that Tyson grabbed her arm and reached into her dress while looking at a tattoo.
Patheos has previously reported allegations by musician Tchiya Amet, who said Tyson raped her when they were graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin.
Fox and National Geographic Networks said they will investigate the accusations made against Tyson, according to the Associated Press.
Update: Neil deGrasse Tyson has responded to the allegations of sexual misconduct on his Facebook. You can read his full statement here:
While one woman said she did not consider her experience with Tyson assault, she said he “felt [her] up” and exhibited he was capable of “creepy behavior.”
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is being investigated by FOX after allegations of rape, misogynistic comments and inappropriate sexual advances:
Tyson’s former assistant Ashley Watson described an alleged incident in which he allegedly made unwanted sexual advances over wine in his apartment.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Ben Guarino Reporter covering biology, genetics, nature, paleontology and the culture of science December 1 at 3:59 PM Days after multiple women accused Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual harassment and assault, Fox Entertainment Group and the producers of the television series “Cosmos” said they were investigating the celebrity astrophysicist.
An investigation? Its my understanding that the allegation is to be accepted at face value and the mans life is to be ruined. Those were the rules a month ago. Neil deGrasse Tyson sexual misconduct allegations investigated by Fox, National Geographic
NEW: Fox Broadcasting Company and National Geographic are investigating astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson after three women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct.
Neil deGrasse Tyson investigated over sexual misconduct allegations
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I always wonder if, after years of covering these allegations up, they come out because the man has angered – or refused to submit to - the wrong person. Neil deGrasse Tyson Sexual Misconduct Claims Being Investigated by Fox, ‘Cosmos’ Producers – Variety
Neil deGrasse Tyson Under Investigation at Fox, Nat Geo Following Sexual Misconduct Accusations
Three women have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.