Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to television after a temporary suspension to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against him. (Photo: Craig Barritt, Getty Images for Onward18)
Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to television after a temporary suspension to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
National Geographic and Fox plan to go ahead with Tyson as the host of "StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson" and "Cosmos".
"The investigation is over and we are moving forward with" StarTalk and Cosmos, "networks announced in a joint statement. StarTalk will be back in the air with the last 13 episodes remaining in April on National Geographic, as well as in Fox and National. Geographic is committed to finding a release date for "Cosmos". There will be no other comments. "
Two women accused Tyson of inappropriate sexual behavior in an article published in November 2018 on Patheos.com, which describes itself as "the first online destination to engage in a global dialogue on religion and spirituality".
Tyson denied these allegations and welcomed an investigation. At the time, he wrote in a long essay on Facebook entitled "Being Accused" that men accused of sexual irregularities at the time #MeToo are presumed guilty by the public for various reasons, "the more justified, some unjustified ".
"In any claim, proof counts, evidence always counts," he wrote. "But what happens when one person's word is opposed to that of another person and the stories do not match? It's at that point that people tend to judge who is more believable than who, and it is at this point that an impartial investigation can at best serve the truth – and have my full cooperation to do so ".
USA TODAY has contacted a representative of Tyson for comments.
Contribute: Bill Keveney
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