Neil deGrasse Tyson denies sexual misconduct: “I’m the accused, so why believe anything I say?"
The Cosmos host addressed new allegations from two women in detail in a lengthy Facebook post on Saturday after Fox, National Geographic and the show's producers announced they will investigate the accusations. “For a variety of reasons, most justified, some unjustified, men accused of sexual impropriety in today’s ‘me-too’ climate are presumed to be guilty by the court of public opinion,” Tyson wrote. “Emotions bypass due-process, people choose sides, and the social media wars begin." He adds: “In any claim, evidence matters. Evidence always matters. But what happens when it’s just one person’s word against another’s, and the stories don’t agree? That’s when people tend to pass judgment on who is more credible than whom. And that’s when an impartial investigation can best serve the truth – and would have my full cooperation to do so.”
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