BOMBSHELL: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Faces New Allegations of Sexist Remarks to Women

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Journalist Laura Bassett made serious allegations against MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews, Fox News reports.

Bassett claims that Matthews would routinely use sexist language and even discussed the prospect of falling in love with her.

Bassett told GQ in an interview that Matthew’s conduct “undermined my ability to do my job well.”

“In 2017, I wrote about a cable news host being gross and inappropriate with me,” Bassett wrote.

“I was afraid to name him at the time,” she added. “I’m not anymore; it was Chris Matthews!”

“And his sexist exchange with [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren this week inspired me to revisit those moments and name him,” Bassett concluded.

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Earlier this week, the head of the women’s group Ultraviolet called for MSNBC to fire Matthews over his questioning of Warren, D-Mass., following Tuesday’s Democratic debate. Matthews had peppered Warren with questions about her putting stock in an allegation that former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg tried to pressure a female employee into having an abortion.

Writing in GQ, Bassett says she was scheduled to appear on Matthews’ show in 2016 to discuss sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump.

She recalled Matthews looking at her in the adjacent makeup chair and asking: ‘Why haven’t I fallen in love with you yet?'” Bassett said she laughed nervously but Matthews kept making comments to the makeup artist.

“Keep putting makeup on her, I’ll fall in love with her,” Matthews allegedly said.

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Another time, Matthews seemed to make a possessive comment about Bassett and the purpose of her makeup. “Make sure you wipe this off her face after the show. We don’t make her up so some guy at a bar can look at her like this,” he told a makeup artist.

According to Bassett, MSNBC was “downright irresponsible” to allow Matthews to conduct post-debate interviews. Matthews, she suggested, treated Warren’s “assessments with infantilizing suspicion” and created a major disadvantage for female candidates. She added that while Matthews wasn’t her boss, his conduct “undermined” her ability to do her job “well.”

“And after I published a story about it, even though I didn’t name him, dozens of people reached out to say they knew exactly who it was,” she writes. “Many had similar stories.”

Bassett’s column cites a slew of inappropriate comments, including when he appeared to reference date rape in an apparent joke about former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?” Matthews asked, referring to the comedian accused of drugging and raping women.”

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