Longtime political journalist Mark Halperin is out at MSBNC following accusations that he sexually harassed five women while head of ABC News. "Eventually I would just ignore him and go about my business". Their allegations have also been corroborated by women who did not personally experience the harassment. In a statement to CNN, ABC News said that they did not receive complaints about Halperin during his time working there. Halperin denies grabbing a woman's breasts and pressing his genitals against the three women.
The women claim that Halperin, 52, propositioned employees for sex, gave a woman unwanted kisses and grabbed one woman's breast against her will, according to a new report by CNN. The accusers spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity.
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During his tenure at ABC News, Halperin authored a daily political news roundup called The Note, which became a must read in Washington and among political junkies, and a forerunner to media outlets use of digital newsletters.
Halperin, who is now an analyst for NBC News, issued an apology on Wednesday, although he denied grabbing a woman's breasts and pressing his genitals against three women. "Under the circumstances, I'm going to take a step back from my day-to-day work while I properly deal with this situation", he added. HBO adapted "Game Change" into a movie directed by Jay Roach, focusing on John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate. He also made frequent appearances on "Morning Joe", where the allegations were briefly discussed on Thursday morning.
Following this, the Veteran journalist Mark Halperin is now apologizing for his "inappropriate" behavior, after five women sexually reported a case against him. "Halperin apologized for the pain his actions caused. we will be following this story as it develops".