‘Cosmos’ Bumped from Fox as Neil deGrasse Tyson Investigation Continues

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Neil deGrasse Tyson
Fox has pushed Cosmos: Possible Worlds off its March 3 premiere date as host Neil deGrasse Tyson is investigated for inappropriate behavior.Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that there’s no update on the Tyson investigation by Fox and National Georgraphic — the astrophysicist has been accused by three women of sexual misconduct — but that Possible Worlds, a follow-up to 2014’sCosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, won’t make its scheduled premiere date.Fox declined comment.Two women, Dr. Katelyn Allers and Ashley Watson, have accused Tyson of inappropriate sexual advances. Allers, a professor of physics and astronomy at Bucknell Unviersity, said Tyson groped her at a 2009 meeting of the American Astronomical Society, calling it “creepy behavior” on his part.

Watson worked as Tyson’s assistant and said he tried to convince her to have sex with him and made other inappropriate comments. She quit her job as a result. In 2014, a former classmate of Tyson’s at the University of Texas accused him of having raped her in the 1980s.
Published on February 15, 2019 at 11:33 am by mikedup


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