According to the Daily Caller, Chris Matthews paid an associate producer on his show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” $40,000 in 1999 after she accused him of sexual harassment. Sources told the Daily Caller that Matthews himself made the payment
An MSNBC spokesman has confirmed a report saying a news channel staffer had been paid and left the job after complaining she was sexually harassed by 'Hardball' host Chris Matthews nearly two decades ago.
The spokesman said Sunday the woman approached CNBC executives in 1999 to report Matthews made inappropriate comments about her in front of others. CNBC is a sister company of MSNBC.
The company declined to identify the comments, other than to say they were inappropriate and never meant as propositions. The spokesman said Matthews was formally reprimanded at the time.
MSNBC said the payment was "separation-related compensation," which means the payment was tied to the woman leaving her job.
Attempts to reach Matthews on Sunday were unsuccessful.
The Daily Caller first reported the allegations. There is more here...