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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:18 PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Return to TV After Misconduct Investigation

Source: New York Times

The astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to television after the broadcasters of his shows announced Friday that they had completed their investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him.

“The investigation is complete, and we are moving forward with both ‘StarTalk’ and ‘Cosmos,’” Fox Broadcasting and National Geographic said of his two shows. “‘StarTalk’ will return to the air with the remaining 13 episodes in April on National Geographic, and both Fox and National Geographic are committed to finding an air date for ‘Cosmos.’ There will be no further comment.”

The statement did not say what investigators concluded about the complaints. Dr. Tyson was accused in December of behaving inappropriately with two women, in an article published by the website Patheos.

One accusation came from Ashley Watson, his assistant on “Cosmos,” who said that during a visit to his apartment, which she took to be a work visit, he made her feel uncomfortable by holding her hands and looking into her eyes in what he called a Native American handshake. As she was leaving, she said, he told her, “I want you to know that I want to hug you so bad right now, but I know that if I do I’ll just want more.” She quit the show.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/15/arts/neil-degrasse-tyson-sexual-misconduct.html

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Calista241 Friday OP
rurallib Friday #1
Beakybird Friday #2
PSPS Friday #3
bitterross Friday #4
JohnnyRingo Friday #5
Owl Friday #6
Norman Conkedwest Saturday #7
Tikki Saturday #8
Norman Conkedwest Saturday #10
Honeycombe8 Saturday #9
LiberalLovinLug Saturday #11
mountain grammy Saturday #12

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:24 PM

1. good

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:39 PM

2. I wonder what happened.

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Response to Beakybird (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:22 PM

3. It's really none of our business.

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Response to Beakybird (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:16 PM

4. Apparently - Nothing.

Nothing of any consequence that can be called assault.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:47 PM

5. Tyson is a national treasure.

I should point out that my only bumper sticker says: "Got Science?".

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:08 PM

6. Excellent news.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:28 AM

7. "The investigation is complete, and we are moving forward..."

Obviously, the allegations weren't factual. Glad he's comin' back!

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Response to Norman Conkedwest (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:30 AM

8. Hi Norman Conkedwest..Welcome to DU.



I sure have missed Star Talk...so glad it will be airing soon.

Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:36 PM

10. Hi, Tikki

And thank you!

You know, I never thought that anyone could do Cosmos better than Sagan. I was wrong.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:39 AM

9. Good. Glad he can get back, if there was no serious misconduct. nt

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 02:14 PM

11. Glad to hear this. He was/is such a great intelligent high profile Trump resister.

Especially on Trump's lack of response to climate change. Which makes me suspicious of a Franken-like situation or set up.

But on perhaps a different tangent......I can't read the whole article, but from what I can read, it seems quite frivolous. And a case like this only diminishes the importance of actual sexual assault cases. I mean, it sounds like he had a crush on her for sure. But that is something we cannot legislate. Human emotion. He made a play for her. But seems like in the most sweet way possible. Now she may have taken his advancement as not so sweet, but taking her hand, telling her he wants to hug her? Pu........lease. Might it have made her "uncomfortable"? Yes....but that is game of love. It is uncomfortable to be propositioned when you feel no attraction. It is also very uncomfortable if you really are attracted to someone, make an advance only to be rejected. That's life.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:42 PM

12. Gee, maybe if the claims against Senator Franken were actually investigated

He’d still be in the Senate.. so glad for Neil deGrasse Tyson.. he’s great!

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