NBC paid off producer who accused Chris Matthews of harassment, report says

NBC paid out thousands of dollars to an assistant producer on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” approximately 20 years back after she brought a sexual harassment criticism from the longtime host, The Day-to-day Caller noted Saturday.

The website, citing two sources, reported that NBC paid out the lady $40,000 to settle her declare versus Matthews in 1999. An NBC spokesperson told The Day by day Caller the network paid out a more compact, unspecified quantity as section of a severance deal.

The woman complained to executives that Matthews, now seventy one, had designed inappropriate comments to her and manufactured inappropriate jokes about her to others.

An MSNBC spokesman advised The Every day Caller that Matthews were slapped which has a official reprimand within the time the girl designed her criticism. The website claimed which the network decided the problems had been “inappropriate and juvenile,” but had been not supposed as propositions.

Matthews has hosted “Hardball” on MSNBC considering the fact that 1997. He also hosted the syndicated “Chris Matthews Show” amongst 2002 and 2013 and it has authored 8 guides, most lately a biography of Robert Kennedy.