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Tavis Smiley's show indefinitely suspended by PBS following sexual misconduct investigation

PBS stopped distributing a talk show hosted by Tavis Smiley on Wednesday after an investigation found "credible allegations" of misconduct against him, the network announced.

The moves came a day after PBS said it was suspending Smiley following an independent investigation by a law firm. "The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today's decision", she said. "To be clear, I have never groped, coerced, or exposed myself inappropriately to any workplace colleague in my entire broadcast career, covering 6 networks over 30 years", he continued. "And, I, for one, intend to fight back".

The Variety reported, MSK took reports from ten witnesses which involve both men and women of different races and post in Smiley's organization, most of the witnesses are former staffers.

Also in his statement, Smiley alluded to a "consensual relationship" he had with a colleague and said PBS' refusal to provide him with names of the accusers has stripped him of his due process.

Only after being threatened with a lawsuit, did PBS investigators reluctantly agree to interview me for three hours.




Yesterday, Variety put out an exclusive statement about the suspension of Tavis Smiley's program from PBS over alleged sexual misconduct.

"On the eve of the 15th season and 3,000th episode of my nightly talk show, I was as shocked as anyone else by PBS' announcement today", Smiley said alongside a video of himself.

PBS responded to Smiley's accusations by saying it stands by the integrity of the investigation.

Another popular personality of PBS who is facing sexual misconduct accusations has been fired just a few week after Charlie Rose was sacked for the very same reason. The wave began this fall with allegations lodged against Harvey Weinstein and has impacted numerous high-profile TV and media figures, with Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, journalist Mark Halperin, NPR news chief Michael Oreskes, reporter Glenn Thrush and New Republic editor Leon Wieseltier all felled, among others.

Rose said in a statement at the time that he "deeply apologized" for what he admitted was "inappropriate behavior".

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