Los Angeles – The current season of the "StarTalk" series by Neil deGrasse Tyson has been shelved under theagainst the prominent astrophysicist. National Geographic's channel said that new episodes of the science-based talk show will not be broadcast on Thursday until a study with Tyson is completed that could take place over the next few weeks.
Late last November, National Geographic Networks and Fox said they would investigate allegations that Tyson was sexually inept in relation to two women.
Tyson hosted "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" on Fox in 201
He has denied that he seized a woman and denied making sexual advances to a production assistant in his home. Tyson apologized for the assistant's discomfort.
He said that he will fully cooperate with an "impartial investigation".
"StarTalk" began its fifth season on November 12, with a handful of episodes aired before the show was interrupted. Previously announced 20 episodes included former vice president Al Gore, writer George R. R. Martin and actors Jack Black and Jeff Goldblum.
A Tyson representative did not respond promptly on Thursday requesting a comment regarding the "StarTalk" break.
In addition to the alleged incident involving the production assistant, two other allegations emerged that sexual misconduct had taken place against Tyson. A university professor accused him of having "creepy behavior" when she met him in 2009, and a third woman claimed in a blog entry in 2014 that Tyson had drugged and raped her while studying at the University of Texas, Austin.
Tyson denied any claim in detail.
"For a variety of reasons, most legitimate, sometimes unjustified, men accused of sexual inappropriateness in today's 'Me Too' climate are found guilty by the court of public opinion," Tyson wrote on Facebook. "Emotions bypass the process, people choose the pages, and the social media wars begin."