Neil deGrasse Tyson penned a lengthy response to address the sexual misconduct accusations that came to light in the last couple of days.
In a Facebook post, he spoke on each accusation in detail, giving his side of the story.
“I’ve recently been publicly accused of sexual misconduct,” he wrote in the post. “These accusations have received a fair amount of press in the past forty-eight hours, unaccompanied by my reactions. In many cases, it’s not the media’s fault. I declined comment on the grounds that serious accusations should not be adjudicated in the press. But clearly I cannot continue to stay silent.”
In light of the allegations, the networks, Fox and Nat Geo, and producers behind the Emmy-winning Cosmos reboot on Friday have opened an investigation into the claims — which Neil welcomes.
Peep his full response below.