The Pulitzer Prize-winning author said he was "shocked" by the accusations.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author was accused by four women, including one who alleged he forcibly kissed her.
The literary magazine decided to retain the author after he was accused of sexual harassment and misogyny.
One woman said the award-winning writer forcibly kissed her.
"I never told anyone what happened, but today I’m telling you. And anyone else who cares to listen,” the author says.
The author discussed white supremacy and privilege at the University of Missouri.
The author described Hurricane Maria's aftermath as "beyond anything that we have seen in 500 years.”
He said they longed for "stories that resonated for them and included them."
"He was certainly one of the most complete man I’d ever met."