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Neil deGrasse Tyson Returning to National Geographic Following Assault Investigation

Neil deGrasse Tyson Returning to National Geographic Following Assault Investigation

The astrophysicist has been accused of inappropriate behavior by three women

The last time we reported on celebrity astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson, the National Geographic channel stopped airing episodes of his programs until a set of sexual assault charges were investigated.

Celebrity astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson will be back filming shows for the channel.

The National Geographic Channel said in a statement Friday that Tyson’s “StarTalk” will return to the air in April with the 13 episodes that remain in the season.

The statement says Tyson’s other show, “Cosmos,” will return on National Geographic TV and Fox at a date to be determined.

The status of two programs, Cosmos: Possible Worlds and Star Talk, have been in question since the announcement of the investigation.

“‘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. “There will be no further comment.”

…Fox had originally scheduled the new season of “Cosmos” to premiere on Sunday, March 3, while Nat Geo had slated a second window to begin on Monday, March 4. Both networks later had to scrap those plans.

“Cosmos: Possible Worlds” is the third season of the revival of the “Cosmos” franchise, as originally created by legendary astronomer Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. (Fox aired the first season, while Nat Geo ran both the first and second seasons).

The statement from the channel did not indicate what investigators concluded about the complaints. Of the three women involved in this case, two have responded to questions about the return of DeGasse Tyson.

Ms. Amet said she was interviewed by a representative from Fox as part of its investigation, as well as someone from the American Museum of Natural History, where Dr. Tyson directs the Hayden Planetarium. A spokeswoman for the museum said its investigation was not complete.

“I feel ignored,” Ms. Amet said on Friday. She said she planned to become “more vocal, more active” in response.

Ms. Watson said that this case was “always the word of a low-level assistant and a perceived eccentric woman of color against an extremely powerful and wealthy TV personality,” so she was not at all surprised by the news.

“I spoke up for Tchiya and wish her nothing but peace,” Ms. Watson said. “She has my support and I believe her.”

Professor Allers did not respond to a request for comment.

Despite this news, I personally am passing on Cosmos after watching the dreadful first episode of the reboot.


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The left protects their own

Let me guess: The investigators of Neil were the same crack investigators that looked into Keith Ellison’s behavior.

Thank God for double standards!

No one will ever replace Carl “billions and billions” Sagan.

Bill Nye, DeGrasse Tyson and science are one and the same….except for the science part.

caseoftheblues | March 17, 2019 at 12:42 pm

National Geographic cool with ignorance and bigotry…possible assualt cool too….noted

The furor has died down and it’s safe to get on with business as usual, apparently. Because that’s where the money is.

Cue the lawsuits!

At least they could stop claiming to represent morality.

The accusations of these women should be judged by the same standards as Justice Kavanaugh’s accusers: is there independent physical evidence that what they say is true? He said, she said is no way to run a justice system.

Except that in this day it is He said/He, She, It, ??? said.

Basically, the one with the lower position in the pecking order is the one who it be believed. Sure beats working hard to get ahead.

healthguyfsu | March 17, 2019 at 2:43 pm

Regardless of this stuff, Tyson is a major snooze fest in this format.

A liberal African American STEM subject authority is a trifecta just too sweet to give up. Eliminate any one of those characteristics and he’d be gone for good.

This poser is unwatchable.

Democrats War on Women continues right along and those feminists won’t even bother to raise a ruckus about the glossing over of one of their own.

We live in a society where an accusation is the only evidence needed to convict someone in the media (Roy Moore, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Donald Trump).

Unless you are a Democrat. Then you can assault, rape and murder to your heart’s content.