Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has had a fourth accuser come forward alleging sexual misconduct.
According to Page Six:
The renowned astrophysicist is already being investigated by National Geographic — the company behind Tyson’s award-winning show, “Cosmos” — after getting hit with multiple allegations of harassment last month.
Three women have accused him of inappropriate behavior, and a fourth was revealed Wednesday in a BuzzFeed News piece. Tyson has denied any wrongdoing.
“We take his word at face value,” the new accuser said. “I think he’s exploiting that relationship to get people to believe him.”
The fourth woman claims Tyson drunkenly approached her during a holiday party at the American Museum of Natural History, where he works, in January 2010 and began making crude comments and jokes toward her before eventually suggesting that they both go into his office alone. The woman had been invited to the party by her then-boyfriend, who was also an employee. Emails obtained by BuzzFeed show that she later mentioned the alleged interaction in a 2014 email to her employers — in an attempt to “shoot down a proposed collaboration with Tyson,” the site reports.
Tyson has issued a lengthy statement via Facebook denying all of the allegations against him.