The veteran political journalist Mark Halperin who also writes Game Change allegadly harassed five multiple women. He has been accused of sexual harassment or assault by several women this week. On Friday, he released a lengthy apology statement acknowledging that he caused “fear and anxiety” due to his improper behavior towards those women when he worked at ABC News, he adds, his behavior was “often aggressive and crude.”
The statement begins with, “I am profoundly sorry for the pain and anguish I have caused by my past actions,” He writes, “I apologize sincerely to the women I mistreated.”
In his statement, Halperin admits his improper behavior and also mentioned the improvement steps he has taken in over the past decade, In addition, Halperin left ABC News 10 year ago in 2007.
Halperin writes, “The world is now acknowledging what so many women have long known.”
“Men harm women in the workplace. That new awareness is, of course, a positive development. For a long time at ABC News, I was part of the problem. I acknowledge that, and I deeply regret it. As I said earlier in the week, my behavior was wrong. It caused fear and anxiety for women who were only seeking to do their jobs.”
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— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) October 27, 2017
He continued: “I fully acknowledge and apologize for conduct that was often aggressive and crude.”
Five women accused Mark Halperin, the veteran political journalist, and author of Game Change in a story published by CNN on Wednesday, many other women also come in front since then. In addition, Penguin and HBO have scrapped projects related to Halperin.
He released apology statement on Friday, he mentioned about the counseling sessions due to his behavior at ABC News. He mentioned that some allegations are false but that is “a small point in the scheme of things.”
Halperin writes, “Again, I bear responsibility for my outrageous conduct at ABC News.” The statement reads: “I hope that not only will women going forward be more confident in speaking up, but also that we as an industry and society can create an atmosphere that no longer tolerates this kind of behavior. I know I can never do enough to make up for the harm that I caused. I will be spending time with my family and friends, as I work to make amends and contributions both large and small.”