Oh that reminds me, I finally got an update on the Neil DeGrasse Tyson allegations.
He's not going to jail so I think it's safe to assume he was cleared on the most serious allegation made by Tchiya Amet El Maat that he drugged and raped her. He won't be losing his job and his TV shows aren't being cancelled but the investigating body declined comment on their findings. I would think if he was completely cleared of misconduct they'd be falling all over themselves to say so and like I said when I first found out the details of two of the allegations even the downplay shows some serious issues with respecting boundaries so I imagine they concluded that at least some of his inappropriate behaviour was deemed deliberate.
But here's the interesting thing: Tchiya Amet declined to speak with the investigators altogether. She claimed she was tired of repeating herself after several interviews with the media however immediately after the announcement the investigation was complete she got right back in contact with the media crying foul claiming that if she were white Tyson would be out of a job and she'd have gotten a cash settlement.
I'm not normally taken to suggesting things like this and I honestly feel kind of dirty as I type but her actions just do not pass the smell test. She was happy to talk to tabloids - and I think it bears mentioning that she chose sensationalist media over more dedicated investigative journalists when promising exclusives and even Buzzfeed expressed some doubts on her credibility when she failed to provide copies of emails she said she had that were supposed to support her claims - but when it came time for the actual investigators to take her statement and corroborate events she was suddenly sick of repeating herself. But that fatigue passed very quickly once the investigation was closed and she was eager to go to the media again to express her righteous fury and then rather than make any comments about what she thought constituted evidence that got ignored or saying there was a refusal to check the facts - and again she avoided speaking with actual investigators - went and played the race card specifically hinting that she wanted money.