NEW YORK –
Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is being investigated by Fox and National Geographic Networks after allegations of sexual misconduct have been made against him.
Patheos.com published reports of two women who said Tyson behaved with them sexually inappropriate behavior. Tyson hosted "Cosmos" on Fox in 2014 and a new issue of the series should air on National Geographic next year.
Tyson did not comment publicly and an e-mail request to his representative was not returned immediately.
In a statement, the producers of "Cosmos" said, "The credo at the heart of Cosmos is to follow the evidence of where they lead, and the producers of Cosmos can not be less in this situation."
They said they would do a thorough investigation. In the meantime, Fox and National Geographic said Friday night that they had recently heard about the allegations and re-examined the allegations.
In addition to numerous television appearances, Tyson is also the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City
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