Tyson in­ves­ti­gated over mis­con­duct claims

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Renowned astro­physi­cist Neil deGrasse Tyson will be in­ves­ti­gated by Fox and Na­tional Geo­graphic Net- works af­ter al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct were lev­eled against him.

Patheos.com pub­lished ac­counts Thurs­day from two women who say that Tyson be­haved in a sex­u­ally in­ap­pro­pri­ate man­ner with them. Tyson was host of “Cos­mos” on Fox in 2014 and a new edi­tion of the se­ries was to air on Na­tional Geo­graphic next year.

Tyson has not com­mented pub­licly and an email re­quest for com­ment to his rep­re­sen­ta­tive was not im­me­di­ately re­turned.

In a state­ment the pro­duc­ers of “Cos­mos” said: “The credo at the heart of ‘Cos­mos’ is to fol­low the ev­i­dence wher­ever it leads. The pro­duc­ers of ‘Cos­mos’ can do no less in this sit­u­a­tion.”

They said they will con­duct a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Mean­while Fox and Na­tional Geo­graphic said Fri­day evening that they only re­cently learned of the al­le­ga­tions and were re­view­ing them.

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