Mark Halperin’s media career may be pretty much over. He was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women earlier this week. And now more women have come forward.
Four more women accuse Mark Halperin of harassment, bringing total to at least a dozen
Two days after CNN first reported that five women said “Game Change” co-author and journalist Mark Halperin sexually harassed or assaulted them during his time at ABC News, the number of accusers has grown to at least a dozen women, including four who are now sharing their accounts for the first time. Another woman, who shared her account in CNN’s initial article on the condition her name not be published, is now speaking out on the record.
The new accusations from the four women include that Halperin masturbated in front of an ABC News employee in his office and that he violently threw another woman against a restaurant window before attempting to kiss her, and that after she rebuffed him he called her and told her she would never work in politics or media. The alleged incidents occurred while Halperin was in a position of significant authority at ABC News, while the women were young and had little power.
Halperin denies that he masturbated in front of anyone, that he physically assaulted anyone, or that he threatened anyone in the way described in this story.
You better believe there are lawsuits on the way. This is going to get uglier.