Geoffrey Marcy
Astronomer, Professor

Allegations Summary:
Sexual Harassment, Groping
Alleged Victim Gender:

Geoffrey Marcy is a prominent astronomer best known for his work recognizing and discovering “exoplanets,” which are planets outside our solar system.

In 2015, while he was a professor at University of California, Berkeley, Marcy was accused of multiple incidents of sexual harassment. The allegations included repeated inappropriate physical contact, including unwanted kissing, groping, and massages.

Marcy acknowledged the truth of most of the allegations, although he disputed some.  He resigned shortly after the allegations were made public.