Neil deGrasse Tyson, photographed in May, will keep his job as head of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York
Neil DeGrasse Tyson will retain his job as head of the Hayden Planetarium at the Natural History Museum in New York after staff there have completed an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by three women.
The TV presenter and the renowned scientist, 60, were accused of behaving improperly with two women in an article published on the website in November Patheos.
A third woman, Tchiya Amet el Maat, had already claimed Dr. Tyson raped her in 1984 when they were together at the University of Texas at Austin.
But a spokeswoman said & # 39; the museum's investigation into allegations regarding Neil deGrasse Tyson is complete & # 39 ;, Tyson adds & remains an employee and director of the Hayden Planetarium & # 39 ;.
The statement states that museum officials would not comment further & # 39; because this is a confidential staff matter & # 39 ;.
Married father of two Tyson gave one response to the claims in a December Facebook post in which he strongly denied having made the allegations.
He said that although he declined to comment on the grounds that serious accusations should not be brought to the press … I clearly cannot remain silent. So below I offer my account for every charge. & # 39;
In a 2009 episode, Katelyn Allers, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, said that Tyson put his hand under the shoulder section of her dress as she explored her solar system tattoo to see if it included Pluto. Allers said the behavior & # 39; scary & # 39; used to be.
The second case concerned Ashley Watson, who resigned last year as assistant to Tyson in the TV program & # 39; Cosmos & # 39; from Fox, after what she said inappropriate behavior was on his part.
In one case, Watson said that Tyson invited her to his apartment and told her he wanted to hug her, but if he did, he would just want more & # 39;
Amet wrote a blog post in 2014 in which she accused Tyson of drugging and raping her, which she claimed took place in 1984.
Katelyn Allers, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, said Tyson put his hand under the shoulder section of her dress as she explored her solar system tattoo to see if it included Pluto
Ashley Watson, left, quit her job as an assistant for Tyson in the TV show & # 39; Cosmos & # 39; from Fox, after what she said inappropriate behavior was on his part. Tchiya Amet el Maat, right, accused Tyson of drugs and rape in 1984 when they were together at the University of Texas
It is intended that Dr. Allers was personally interviewed for several hours by a researcher hired by the museum.
She said The New York Times: & # 39; This is a kind of way the world works. Every time this comes in the news – I am sure it will happen, even with this outcome – I am bombarded with emails and phone calls that are pretty hateful and pretty scary. & # 39;
Allers said she hopes the museum will take steps to ensure that such behavior does not continue to occur.
Amet, who is black, said in a statement: & # 39; If Neil deGrasse Tyson had raped a white woman, he would not be on TV anymore, and this woman would have received a settlement. & # 39;
And Watson, who refused to talk to the museum's investigators, added: & I should have talked to them afterwards. Although I personally don't think the result would have been different. & # 39;
Fox Broadcasting and National Geographic had already released Tyson to appear in the television series & # 39; StarTalk & # 39; and & # 39; Cosmos & # 39; to return in March of this year after investigating the same allegations.
A museum spokesperson said that based on the results of the research, Tyson will remain an employee and director of the Hayden Planetarium & # 39 ;. The statement said that museum officials would not comment further & # 39; because this is a confidential staff matter & # 39;
Fox Broadcasting and National Geographic have released Tyson to return to the television series & # 39; StarTalk & # 39; earlier this year. and & # 39; Cosmos & # 39; after investigating the same allegations
Responding to Allers' allegations, Tyson said in December: "Many in my fan base can testify, I get almost dizzy when I notice you wear cosmic bling – clothing or jewelry or tattoos that portray the universe, scientifically or artistically .
He went on to say that he does not explicitly & # 39; recall the search for Pluto … & # 39; but that & # 39; it is certainly something that I would have done in that situation. As we all know, I have a professional history with the degradation of Pluto, which only officially took place three years earlier & # 39 ;.
With regard to Watson's allegations, Tyson remembers the evening differently.
THE ACHIEVEMENTS AGAINST TYSON
Three women came forward to publicly accuse Tyson of sexual misconduct.
They were Katelyn Allers, Ashley Watson and Tchiya Amet el Maat.
He was accused of behaving improperly with Allers and Watson in an article published on the Patheos website in November.
Amet had already claimed Tyson raped her in 1984 when they were together at the University of Texas at Austin.
A fourth unknown woman said that Tyson & # 39; drunk approached her & # 39; while she & # 39; made sexual jokes and suggested that she go alone with him in his office & # 39 ;.
Tyson struck back at the first three charges against him. He went to Facebook and Twitter in December last year to give his side of the story
He mentions that he & # 39; more than a hundred hours in a one-to-one conversation & # 39; Spends time with Watson and deals with countless subjects and develops a friendship while working as his assistant.
Tyson refers to Watson who hugs people on the set, but said he explicitly rejected any hug that is often offered during production. But instead, I offered a handshake, and on a few occasions I stated awkwardly: & # 39; If I hug you, I may just want more. & # 39; My intention was to express modest but genuine affection. & # 39;
Tyson says that one evening he invited Watson to drink wine and cheese, but there was & # 39; no pressure & # 39; to go with. & # 39; She freely chose to come over for wine and cheese and I was very happy & # 39 ;, he said.
Watson says that Tyson made suggestive comments during her visit that contained sexual innuendo.
Allegedly he started talking about people who have certain & # 39; releases & # 39; needed.
Watson said at one point that Tyson was working on an & # 39; Native American handshake & # 39; with both hands holding tight, making eye contact and feeling for each other's wrist. Tyson told Watson that the handshake is a & # 39; spirit connection & # 39; used to be.
Tyson acknowledges that he & # 39; a special handshake & # 39; has offered, but that he has not yet touched Watson.
& # 39; You put your thumb forward during the handshake to feel the vital spirit energy of the other – the pulse. I have never forgotten that handshake and keep it as an appreciation for people with whom I have developed new friendships, & wrote Tyson.
Tyson responded to the allegations in a Facebook post that denied that he was acting wrong
Tyson said that although he declined comment on the grounds that serious accusations should not be brought to the press … I clearly cannot remain silent. So below I offer my account for every charge & # 39;
Tyson mentions in his statement that Watson told him afterwards that she was & # 39; through the visit & # 39; felt crawling out.
& # 39; She saw the invitation as an attempt to seduce her, even though she sat opposite me at the wine and cheese table, and all conversations had gone in the same line as any other conversation we had ever had, & # 39; said Tyson.
& # 39; At the last meeting at my office, I apologized enormously. She accepted the apology. And I assured her that if I had known she was uncomfortable, I would have apologized on the spot, would have ended the evening … She nevertheless called it her last day, with only a few days left of production. & # 39;
Tyson acknowledged in a statement that he had a short relationship with Amet.
& # 39; I remember being intimate a few times, all in her apartment, but the chemistry wasn't there. So the relationship faded quickly. There was nothing strange or unusual about this friendship. & # 39;
A fourth woman came forward to accuse the scientist and TV presenter of sexual violence in a Buzzfeed News story in which she said that Tyson had introduced her to a party at the American Museum of Natural History in New York in 2010.
According to the article, the unknown woman Tyson, who is the museum's director, said & # 39; drunk towards her & # 39; while & # 39; made sexual jokes and suggested that she go with him alone in his office & # 39 ;.
It is not known whether her account has been investigated.
DailyMail.com has contacted the Natural History Museum and Tyson for comment.
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