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After NBC Fires Mark Halperin Over Sexual Harassment Claims, TV News Executives Wonder 'Who Is Next'

Updated On 31 Oct, 2017 Published On

The swift downfall of political journalist Mark Halperin has the television news business supporting for more revelations of sexual harassment.

Mark’s contract with NBC News was terminated Monday, days after allegations that he sexually harassed a dozen of women while he was at ABC News from 1997 to 2007.

The incidents, which were first reported by CNN on Wednesday, have also cost Halperin deals with Showtime and Penguin Press and all these things were set to publish his next Game Change book on the 2016 presidential campaign, and HBO, that had planned a miniseries based on the tome.

Mark Halperin is fired off over his sexual harassment claims

Mark Halperin is fired off over his sexual harassment claims

Source: deadline

The reports about Mark follow the blockbuster allegations against the former Weinstein Co. Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, who has faced allegations of sexual harassment and assault from more than 50 women. The magnitude of the Harvey reports has encouraged other women all around the world to break their silence about their own harassment stories, and that has many TV news executives wondering "who’s next?"

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In a similar manner, a former ABC News executive Betsy West said;

A lot of women have been talking about it and remembering incidents that we have tried to forget in the past. It’s possible that other people might come forward.

 Harvey Weinstein who sexually harassed and assaulted more than 50 women

Harvey Weinstein who sexually harassed and assaulted more than 50 women

Source: washingtonpost

The Mark scandal is another embarrassment for the Television news business that has struggled with its own problems of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.

Fox News has been in the hot seat since the former host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network’s former chief, Roger Ailes (died on 18 May 2017) in July 2016.