Disgraced political pundit Mark Halperin says guys like himself who’ve been “cancelled” amid the #Metoo movement are treated worse than murderers.
The former MSNBC senior analyst — who was fired in 2017 over a slew of sexual harassment allegations — made the comment at a panel in San Francisco, according to Mother Jones.
“It’s akin to being a refugee, or being in some other situation where you’re constantly under pressure and …you can’t stop to try to rebuild that kind of confidence and self-worth that is required,” he said.
Halperin compared the effects of being “cancelled” to having post-traumatic stress disorder — and moaned that there’s no way to “reintegrate.”
“Murderers in our society who get out of prison are afforded an opportunity to go on with some aspect of their life,” he said. “The challenge to a lot of people who are canceled is there’s no mechanism for that, regardless of what they’ve done, regardless of whether they’ve tried to make amends.”
He added that he’s spoken to other #Metoo outcasts who “have committed a wide range of acts—some nothing wrong at all.”
In total, 14 women have accused Halperin of groping them — and making other creepy unwanted sexual advances — while he was the political director of ABC News between 1997 and 2007.
Since his firing, he last year managed to ink a new book deal about political strategy in the Trump era.
Some of the women claimed he rubbed his erection on them, grabbed their breasts and asked them for sex while in the powerful role.
The panel last week was staged by the public relations firm Upright Position Communications to discuss “cancel culture, #MeToo, responsibility and reintegration into society and livelihoods,” according to the outlet.
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