Ex-Staffer Left MSNBC After Accusing Chris Matthews Of Sexual Harassment

Another MSNBC star is accused of sexual harassment — and this one may have involved a lot of hush money

The spokesman said that after a thorough review, Matthews was formally reprimanded.

NBC confirmed over the weekend that it once paid a woman who worked with MSNBC host Chris Matthews "a separation-related payment" after she complained about sexual harassment from her boss, the Daily Caller reported Saturday.

Two sources told the Caller that the woman, who was then an assistant producer for Hardball, received a payment of $40,000 after she accused Matthews of making sexual comments to her in the company of other network employees.

Over the years, Chris Matthews (host of MSNBC's Hardball) has developed a reputation for saying unfortunate things about women on hot mics, including a 2016 general election season flub in which he drooled over Melania Trump. She brought the incident to the attention of CNBC executives after being subject to Matthew's "jokes" in the presence of a group.

When contacted by the News, the MSNBC spokeswoman declined to elaborate on the separation-linked payment.

Matthews did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment early Sunday.

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This would not be the first time Matthew's off-color comments have made the front page.

He is the latest in a string of high-profile men in media to be accused of sexual misconduct, particularly at NBC.

Those revelations have been particularly bad at embattled NBC.

NBC also cut ties with "Game Change" author Mark Halperin in October after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct while he was political director at ABC News from 1994 to 2004.

Lauer said in his statement that some of the accusations against him were "untrue or mischaracterized" without explaining further but said that 'there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed'.

"It's hard to see how an internal investigation that reports to senior executives would be viewed as complete and transparent when the conduct, or lack of conduct, of senior executives, such as Andrew Lack, necessarily should be an issue", Cornell University law professor and Legal Insurrection founder William Jacobson has told Fox News.

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