These days, the sexual harassment and allegations news are surfing all around the headlines. First, comes American producer Harvey Weinstein, followed by James Toback, and now political journalist Mark Halperin has been accused of sexual harassment by dozen women.
After Mark Halperin's sexual harassment and allegation cases flashed out in the media, his contract with the NBC News got terminated. For now, TV news business is bracing for more sexual harassment revelations. Read more:
A dozen women stepped ahead and spoke about the sexual harassment and allegations carried by Mark Halperin during his tenure at ABC News from 1997 to 2007.
As days pass by, there are several stories of sexual harassment revealed in the news. And now, it's like who's next? Or anyone from the TV news executive?
Many women now openly speak about the incidents they tried to forget the past. A former ABC news executive, Betsy West who serves as the Fred W. Friendly professor of the professional pratic in media and society at the Columbia University School of Journalism says:
It’s possible that other people might come forward.
Mark Halperin Source: breitbart
The Halperin's sexual controversy is another embarrassing moment for the TV news business that has been struggling with the problems related to sexual harassment in the workplace.
After former anchor, Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes back in July 2016, which makes Fox News in the hot seat. While the broad investigation was begun, besides Roger Ailes, Fox News on-air personalities like Eric Bolling and Bill O'Reilly cases popped out.
Mark Halperin Source: nbcnews
The accusation against Halperin could encourage other more people from the same networks or other networks to share their experiences. A former CNN producer, Eleanor McManus revealed about the harassment and allegations she encountered with Halperin after the network flashed the story.
During a television interview with Megyn Kelly, she explained each detail of the allegations she went through. She detailed about how Halperin sexually harassed her during a meeting in the late 1990s. During that time, she was a Brandeis University student who was trying to get into the TV news business.
Several former ABC News employees who worked during that time in the network spoke about the condition and revealed that there had been cases where people were disciplined and fired over such cases.
For now, Halperin apologized for his behavior at ABC. He even denied that he never masturbated in front of any of his alleged victims or ever committed sexual assault.