<!– mobile.png, email@example.com (retina size) from dialog –><!– tablet.png, firstname.lastname@example.org (retina size) from dialog –><!– place biggest non-retina size here –> Chris Matthews, pictured here in April, has hosted MSNBC’s ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’ since 1997. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst) NBC paid thousands of dollars to an assistant producer on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” nearly two decades ago after she brought a sexual harassment complaint against the longtime host, The- Daily Caller reported Saturday.The website, citing two sources, reported in that NBC paid the lady $40,000 to adjust her claim against Matthews in 1999. An NBC spokesperson told The- Daily Caller the network paid a smaller, unspecified amount as part of a severance package.The lady complained to executives in that Matthews, now 71, had made inappropriate comments to her and made inappropriate jokes about her to others.An MSNBC spokesman told The- Daily Caller in that Matthews had been slapped with a formal reprimand at the time the lady made her complaint. The- website reported in that the network decided in that the complaints were “inappropriate and juvenile,” yet were not intended as propositions.Matthews has hosted “Hardball” on MSNBC since 1997. He moreover hosted the syndicated “Chris Matthews Show” between 2002 and 2013 and has authored eight books, most recently a biography of Robert Kennedy.Click for more from The- Daily Caller.
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