Following investigation into alleged misconduct, ‘Cosmos’ and ‘StarTalk’ will return with host Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Photo credit: National Geographic Channel(LOS ANGELES) — The National Geographic Channel says Cosmos and StarTalk will return with host Neil DeGrasse Tyson, following the conclusion of its investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the astrophysicist.
“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,” the network said in a statement obtained by Variety, adding, “There will be no further comment.”
Bucknell University’s Dr. Katelyn N. Allers claimed Tyson groped her at an event in 2009, while a former assistant, Ashley Watson, alleged Tyson made repeated inappropriate sexual advances toward her, according to Patheos. He’d previously been accused of sexual misconduct by musician Tchiya Amet, who claims Tyson raped her when they were both graduate students in the 1980s.
Tyson responded to the allegations in a lengthy Facebook post last December, detailing each interaction from his perspective, and adding he welcomed the investigation by the network.
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