‘StarTalk’ season on maintain amid sexual misconduct claims in opposition to Neil deGrasse Tyson

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LOS ANGELES — The present season of Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s “StarTalk” sequence is on maintain amid sexual misconduct claims in opposition to the outstanding astrophysicist.

The Nationwide Geographic channel stated Thursday new episodes of the science-based speak present gained’t air till an investigation involving Tyson is accomplished, which might be inside the subsequent few weeks.

Late final November, Nationwide Geographic Networks and Fox stated they’d look at claims that Tyson behaved in a sexually inappropriate method towards two ladies.

Tyson was host of “Cosmos: Doable Worlds” on Fox in 2014. A brand new version of the sequence was set to air in March on the community and on Nationwide Geographic.

He has denied an accusation that he groped a girl and denied making sexual advances towards a manufacturing assistant at his dwelling. Tyson apologized for making the assistant really feel uncomfortable.

He has stated he’ll cooperate totally with an “neutral investigation.”

“StarTalk” started its fifth season Nov. 12, with a handful of episodes aired earlier than the present was placed on maintain. Friends for the beforehand introduced 20 episodes embody former Vice President Al Gore, author George R.R. Martin and actors Jack Black and Jeff Goldblum.

A consultant for Tyson didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Thursday concerning the “StarTalk” hiatus.

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