Stephen Hawking, acclaimed Physicist and author accused of sexual misconduct by a young woman is fake news. The report was published to the website SitSetDigital.com, according to which, A former student of the acclaimed physicist and author, Stephen Hawking, is accusing the famed scientist of sexual assault in 1994. The accuser, Gabrielle J. Kelley, who was 22 at the time of the alleged incident, claims that Hawking took advantage of her when she was a student in one of his physics lectures.
Kelly said: “Although it’s very old, the memory still haunts me. I felt so powerless for so long because Hawking is so intimidating and held in such high stature in the academic community. I felt that no one would believe me.”
This is absolutely fake news as later Matthew Linn of Seattle has taken down this post and said: “This website was abused by another contributor and used to peddle fake news. I was shocked to find out that someone would do such a thing as it has the potential to damage peoples lives and reputations.”
“The contributor has since been removed. I apologize for this breach. I in no way support this type of satire as it ruins the credibility of real and serious accusations.”
“No student has come forward to allege sexual harassment by Stephen Hawking; the story was a complete hoax.”