Published: Thu, October 26, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

NBC News Analyst Mark Halperin Accused of Sexual Harassment

NBC News Analyst Mark Halperin Accused of Sexual Harassment

Mark Halperin is parting ways with NBC News, where he has been a political analyst for years, after the publication of a CNN report in which five women accused the Game Change author of sexual harassment. He's now an analyst for NBC News. He formerly hosted a Bloomberg TV show called "With All Due Respect".

Halperin allegedly grabbed a woman's breasts without consent and pressed his clothed, erect penis against three of his coworkers.

In a statement released to CNN, ABC News said that no complaints were filed against Halperin during his tenure.

Halperin says he pursued relationships, sometimes with junior co-workers, but CNN says he denies the groping allegations. "I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain", Halperin said.

He now serves as an analyst for NBC News, making frequent appearances on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", and is featured in Showtime's "The Circus", a show that chronicled the 2016 campaign cycle and the early days of the Trump presidency, and has a project in development with HBO, which, like CNN, is owned by Time Warner.

According to the story, none of the women involved reported Halperin to ABC management, and no quid pro quos were offered in terms of career advancement in exchange for sex.

Halperin began at ABC News in the late 1980s and became its political director in 1997. Because they feared retribution or felt embarrassed, they did not report the harassment allegations to management, according to CNN. "Unnamed sources detailing unwanted advances and inappropriate behavior". "It freaked me out", she said.

"Given I was so young and new I wasn't sure if that was the sort of thing that was expected of you if you wanted something from a male figure in news".

"I went up to have a soda and talk and - he just kissed me and grabbed my boobs", another accuser said.

Halperin has been at the center of controversy on "Morning Joe" in the past. We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers. He asked Cruz whether he'd listed himself as Hispanic in his applications to Princeton and Harvard Law School and asked him whether he had a "favorite Cuban food" or "favorite Cuban singer".

Then, in 2015, Halperin faced intense criticism for an interview he conducted with presidential candidate Sen.

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