Since December, Neil DeGrasse Tyson has been investigated by both Fox and National Geographic over sexual misconduct allegations. A fourth woman accused him of sexual misconduct later that month. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that National Geographic has officially put Tyson's show, StarTalk With Neil DeGrasse Tyson, on an indefinite hiatus.
"In order to allow the investigation to occur unimpeded we chose to hold new episodes of Star Talk until it is complete," National Geographic said in a statement. "We expect that to happen in the next few weeks at which time we’ll make a final decision." The show was already off the air for a number of weeks as the investigation surrounding the sexual misconduct allegations continued.
Two women, Dr. Katelyn Allers and Ashley Watson, initially came out and said that Tyson made sexual advances toward them. Allers claimed that Tyson groped her in 2009, while Watson said that he tried to coerce her into having sex on multiple occasions when she worked as his assistant. A former classmate at the University of Texas also claimed that he raped her in the 1980s.
Tyson denied the allegations back in December 2018, but he did say that he welcomed the investigation.