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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tavis No Smiley Today--with an Exclusive Photo of His Accusers!

 


Tavis Smiley
 

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11:15:00 P.M. EST

For Tavis to get nailed for sex stuff, he must have the volume of complaints that Conyers had against him. Imho.

POLITICO-PBS announced on Wednesday that it was halting distribution of the “Tavis Smiley” program pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against the host of the late-night talk show.

“Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,’ produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” PBS said in a statement.

The broadcaster added that it “immediately” moved to hire an external law firm to investigate “troubling allegations” about Smiley.

“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,” the PBS statement said, citing interviews with witnesses and Smiley himself.

He is the latest high-profile public-broadcast figure to face allegations of sexual impropriety in recent months.

In November, Garrison Keillor, the longtime PBS broadcaster and host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” was dismissed from Minnesota Public Radio after an inquiry unearthed allegations of “inappropriate behavior” with a former colleague [sic].

Charlie Rose, the legendary journalist and host, was fired by PBS, CBS News and Bloomberg TV last month after eight women said Rose sexually harassed them during his time at his namesake show. The program, like Smiley’s, was independently produced and broadcast on PBS.


N.S.: This is corporate damage control. Circular logic notwithstanding, as with other such cases, PBS’ crisis management team told its suits that if they failed to cut off all relations to Smiley, it would be “proof” they maintained/supported/whatever a “hostile work environment” and would greatly expand their potential “exposure” in a trial.

 


Smiley's accusers

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