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NEW: A fourth woman has accused Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual misconduct. Here’s how a buried rape allegation brought women forward…
Speaking publicly about the alleged incident for the first time, the fourth woman says she was at a holiday party for employees of the American Museum of Natural History in 2010 when Tyson drunkenly approached her, made sexual jokes and asked her to join him alone in his office
An American Museum of Natural History spokesperson said that staff were unaware of the allegation, but will look into it as well, “to the extent we are able to ascertain the facts.”

Fox Broadcasting Company and National Geographic declined to comment…
Ashley Watson, Tyson’s ex-driver and "Cosmos" assistant, says he invited her to his place, after which he took her by the shoulders and said, “I want to hug you so bad right now, but I know that if I do, I’ll just want more.”

Two days later, she resigned…
A third woman, Katelyn Allers, an astronomy and physics professor at Bucknell University, alleges Tyson grabbed her and reached down the front of her dress to look at her tattoo at a scientific meeting in 2009…
All three of these women say that Tyson’s behavior toward them was not simply inappropriate or clumsy; it was harassment.

Their stories, they said, which all took place in professional settings, show a clear abuse of power…
The first allegation against Tyson came from Tchiya Amet, who says he raped her while they were graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin in the 1980s.

Tyson denied the allegation, noted her “odd” interests in New Age healing, and suggested she had a “false memory."
Over the course of nearly three years, BuzzFeed News has spoken with more than 30 people for this story, including the alleged victims and their families, "Cosmos" crew members, graduate students and professors who were at UT Austin 30 years ago…
For years, Amet tried to make the world listen to her account of a powerful man who had once assaulted her and derailed her life.

Mainstream publications, including BuzzFeed News, were unable to adequately corroborate the events, and did not publish her allegations
Fox investigators are interviewing Watson on Wednesday, but neither Allers nor Amet have yet been contacted by the network…
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