Halperin Apologizes for ‘Pain and Anguish’ He Caused Female Employees at ABC News

Washington Free Beacon | 10/27/2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne

MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin released a statement on Friday evening apologizing for causing his former female employees at ABC News "pain and anguish" after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment when he was the political director there over a decade ago.

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CNN reported on Wednesday night that five women accused Halperin of engaging in inappropriate behavior while he worked at ABC. They alleged Halperin's actions ranged from propositioning young female staffers to groping and pressing his erection against them while clothed.

Halperin, who was suspended from MSNBC and NBC News on Thursday, said in a lengthy statement on Twitter that he "deeply regret[s]" his past actions and understands what he did was wrong.

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"Toward the end of my time at ABC News, I recognized I had a problem," Halperin wrote. "No one had sued me, no one had filed a human resources complaint against me, no colleague had confronted me. But I didn’t need a call from HR to know that I was a selfish, immature person who was behaving in a manner that had to stop."

Halperin went on to talk about going to weekly counseling sessions for several years near the end of his...
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