Veteran journalist Mark Halperin has been accused of sexually harassing several women while working at ABC, according to a CNN report.
“During This specific period, I did pursue relationships with women which I worked with, including some junior to me,” Halperin said in a statement to CNN Wednesday night. “I currently understand via these accounts which my behavior was inappropriate as well as also caused others pain. For which, I am deeply sorry as well as also I apologize.”
A spokesperson for Halperin declined to comment further to CNBC.
Halperin joined NBC News as well as also MSNBC in March nevertheless has been placed on leave.
“We find the story as well as also the allegations very troubling,” said an NBC News as well as also MSNBC spokesperson. “Mark Halperin is actually leaving his role as a contributor until the questions around his past conduct are fully understood.”
In a statement to CNN, ABC News said: “Mark left ABC News over a decade ago, as well as also no complaints were filed during his tenure.”
—The Associated Press, Reuters, as well as also CNBC’s Lucy Handley contributed to This specific report.
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