Liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews reportedly shelled-out big pucks to silence a sexual accuser nearly two-decades ago, paying upwards of $40,000 to a woman who claims he harassed her while she worked as an assistant producer.
“paid upwards of $40,000 to a woman who claims he harassed her”
According to Fox News, NBC executives paid the woman the lump sum in 1999 after she said the liberal anchor made inappropriate jokes and comments about her to other co-workers, producers, and subordinates.
NBC News confirmed over the weekend that Matthews had been officially reprimanded over the incident, and refused to say if there are more accusations or other payouts related to the left-leaning newsman.
“After weekend reports that NBC paid money to a female staffer in 1999 who accused MSNBC’s Chris Matthews of sexual harassment, the network kept mum for a second day about whether there were other women who had accused the long-time host of inappropriate behavior,” writes Fox.
NBC News made national headlines last month, when the network fired iconic reporter Matt Lauer over multiple allegations of widespread sexual abuse and harassment spanning decades. Lauer’s ouster was just one of many public firings of media pundits, politicians, and celebrities in the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s bombshell exposé.
Matthews has so far refused to comment on the incident.