Mark Halperin, the NBC and MSNBC analyst who co-authored the bestselling 2008 election postmortem "Game Change," is leaving MSNBC after five women accused him of sexual harassment in a CNN report published Wednesday.
"We find the story and the allegations very troubling. Mark Halperin is leaving his role as a contributor until the questions around his past conduct are fully understood," MSNBC told Fox News in a statement.
Halperin allegedly grabbed a woman's breasts without consent and pressed his clothed, erect penis against three of his coworkers. The "Morning Joe" regular denied those allegations, according to CNN, but did not specifically deny the women's accusation that he had propositioned them for sex.
The alleged incidents are believed to have taken place while he was working for ABC.
MSNBC addressed the allegations this morning: