Fox and National Geographic are investigating the allegations made against Neil DeGrasse Tyson of sexual misconduct reported on by David G McAfee. In an AP story, which does not mention the rape allegation, that she had no idea there were any allegations at all. If one uses Google, and sets the search parameters for certain dates one can prove that MANY MANY SOURCES had written about Tchiya Amet’s allegation. I will not use any …. card but it is very very interesting that this only gets coverage when the right kind of victim arises.
Of Course They Knew.
Consider what comes up if you Google “Neil DeGrasse Tyson rape” for everything up to January 1st 2018.
Consider what comes up if you Google “Neil DeGrasse Tyson rape” for everything up to January 1st 2017.
Consider what comes up if you Google “Neil DeGrasse Tyson rape” for everything up to January 1st 2016.
Earlier than my story on it, all that comes up is Tchiya’s own blog. Which she tweeted out under the hashtag #astroSH which took seriously the accusations of the right kind of victim. Geoff Marcy was taken down. Even though to his credit he did at least try to offer a plausible explanation for the most serious allegations.
IT WAS OUT THERE. They must known this was a real possibility. While social media lynchmobs are bad credible investigations are good. I would bet money that the coprorations that put Tyson on TV took at look at who the accuser was … and possibly who were some of the earlier people who wrote about this … and decided no one would care. Then for four years they were right.
In the end, now that the right victims have come forward, the world is not ignoring this. Some form of justice may still be done. However, look at how long this was ignored after such big media companies must reasonably have known something was up. Tyson allegedly did the deeds, but society enabled those deeds.