Mark Halperin, the political commentator, and former journalist for ABC News apologized after five female co-workers accused him of sexual harassment. In an apology on his Twitter account, the journalist expressed remorse and regret for his actions.
Halperin admitted that his behavior might have caused, “fear and anxiety” and he is deeply sorry for that. In his apology, he said he is “profoundly sorry” for the pain and anguish he caused, and he apologizes “sincerely” to the women involved.
During Mark’s statement, the political commentator admitted to improper conduct while in the workplace and laid out a plan to self-improve.
Halperin wrote that “Men harm women in the workplace.” He “was a part of the problem” and has the courage to acknowledge that fact.
His behaviour was wrong and it caused a lot of pain, fear, anxiety, and anguish in the workplace where women were merely trying to get their job done without problem.
Please read my statement below. pic.twitter.com/8ld8k8DC6O
— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) October 27, 2017
According to Mark, admittedly, some of his behavior was aggressive and crude. However, the journalist noted that some of the allegations are just not true, but that is “beside the point.”
As you may already know, Halperin was accused by five different women in a story published by CNN on Wednesday. Since then, more women came forward with additional allegations. Because of the exposé, both HBO and Penguin Publishing dropped all of his projects.
Mark Halperin is just one of many men to be accused of similar crimes recently, with Hollywood figures like Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, and even Ben Affleck being accused of harassment, rape, intimidation, and groping by women in the industry.
Other celebrities such as Ryan Gosling stated the problem in the entertainment hub of America is “systemic,” and something needs to change.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the star of Walking Dead, stated he forgave Ben Affleck for his transgressions because Hilarie Burton “didn’t make a big deal of them.”