Mark Halperin, now under fire for alleged sexual misconduct, once attacked Donald Trump over the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape by wondering what “could be worse” than what Trump said.
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He also tweeted:
Halperin resigned from NBC News Thursday following several allegations of sexual harassment raised by women he worked with at ABC News from 1997 to 2007.
CNN’s Oliver Darcy reported that several women (who did not openly go on the record) accused Halperin of harassing behavior.
He allegedly, “[pressed] an erection against their bodies while he was clothed,” and touched a female coworkers breasts without any warning or consent.
Halperin acknowledged the reports, admitting that he “did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me,” but also apologized, saying, “I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. For that, I am deeply sorry and I apologize. Under the circumstances, I’m going to take a step back from my day-to-day work while I properly deal with this situation.”