NEW YORK – Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will keep his job at New York's American Museum of Natural History after an investigation into sexual misconduct accusations against him.
Based on the findings, Tyson "remains an employee and director of the Hayden Planetarium," the museum said in a statement Thursday.
No further comment will be made "because this is a confidential personnel matter," the statement noted.
In March, National Geographic and Fox announced their plans to move forward with Tyson as the host of "StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson" and "Cosmos" after investigating the same allegations.
Two women accused Tyson of inappropriate sexual behavior in a story posted last November on Patheos.com, which describes itself as the "premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality."
Tyson denied the allegations and welcomed an investigation. He wrote in a lengthy Facebook essay at the time, titled "On Being Accused," that men accused of sexual impropriety in the #MeToo era are presumed guilty by the public for a variety of reasons, "most justified, some unjustified."
"In any claim, evidence matters. Evidence always matters," he wrote. "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."
USA TODAY has reached out to Tyson's representative for comment.
Contributing: The Associated Press and Bill Keveney, Hannah Yasharoff and Kim Willis, USA TODAY
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