Former political journalist Mark Halperin fell from grace in 2017 after numerous women accused him of sexual misconduct and harassment.

Politico reported this weekend that Halperin has a new book coming out soon about how to beat President Donald Trump. The women who accused him of misconduct not only lashed out at the publishing company, but the Democratic strategists who helped him.

The official announcement from Regan Arts will come out on Monday. Politico published the news on Sunday along with the planned statement from the head of Regan Arts, Judith Regan:

“I do not in any way, shape, or form condone any harm done by one human being to another. I have also lived long enough to believe in the power of forgiveness, second chances, and offering a human being a path to redemption. HOW TO BEAT TRUMP is an important, thoughtful book, and I hope everyone has a chance to read it.”

Regan’s statement did not go over well with Halperin’s accusers. Eleanor McManus, the cofounder of Trident DMG, told her story in 2017 and cannot believe anyone would give Halperin a book deal since it “comes before an apology to his alleged victims.” From The Daily Beast:

“He leveraged his position as a prominent journalist to prey on women. He has yet to take responsibility for his actions by apologizing to his victims or demonstrating genuine contrition,” McManus said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “Giving him a book once again puts him in a position of authority and that is a slap in the face to all the women that he has victimized.”

One America News Network journalist and author Emily Miller, who accused Halperin of harassment when they worked at ABC News, told The New York Post:

“This is appalling and so upsetting,” journalist and author Emily Miller told The Post.

Miller was harassed by Halperin when they worked together at ABC News and she was his junior.

“Men like him don’t change. He spent decades using his position of power in the media to sexually assault women. He hasn’t even apologized to his victims!” Miller said.

“Every person who’s helping him regain power and a public platform is complicit in retraumatizing all the victims.”

Halperin supposedly spoke to 75 Democratic strategists for his book. Fox News contributor Donna Brazile defended her decision to contribute to book because “she felt her voice on the book’s subject was needed.”

While Brazile did not back down, David Axelrod apologized on Twitter for answering Halperin’s questions:

Miller thanked Axelrod for his apology, noting that no one told Halperin’s accusers about his book deal. She wishes someone did “so we could at least prepare emotionally.”

CNN’s Oliver Darcy spoke to others who answered Halperin’s questions:

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