Thursday, December 14, 2017

PBS Suspends Tavis Smiley Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations


Tavis Smiley denies accusations after PBS suspends his TV talk show amid sexual misconduct investigation...

From Variety
Sources close to the production told Variety that PBS hired attorney Sarah Taylor Wirtz of the firm MSK to oversee an investigation into Smiley’s behavior after receiving allegations of misconduct by Smiley, who hosts and produces the talk show. Wirtz declined Variety‘s request for comment. According to sources, MSK took reports from 10 witnesses, a mix of men and women of different races and employment levels in Smiley’s organization, most of them former staffers.
The investigation found credible allegations that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates, sources said. Some witnesses interviewed expressed concern that their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with Smiley. In general, witnesses described Smiley as creating a verbally abusive and threatening environment that went beyond what could be expected in a typical high-pressure work environment. Several expressed concerns about retaliation.
Tavis vehemently denies the claims.


14 comments:

PAY ATTENTION said...

Well put, SUE THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT THEM.

No question, what Tavis is exsperiencing and discussing to the public is how High Profile Employers mainley in Entertainment are using this sexual misconduct scandal as a witch hunt to force people out who they feel they are paying to much. If you had a good entertainment lawyer and agent that put together a package deal that cost the netwworks multi millions over the years and the Network wants to stop paying you,THIS IS THE PERFECT SCAPE GOAT TO BREAK YOUR CONTRACT.

IF YOU HAVENT NOTICED,alot of old dinasours in TV and entertainment that have BLOATED SALARIES AND PERKS are now BEING LABLED SEXUAL PERVERTS, the networks are saving billions collectivly.

IF YOU ARE A BLACK ENTERTAINMENT EXEC WATCH OUT

Tavis was just the next bloated salary removed from the network budget, that fact that he was a black man is exactly why he was targeted.

Are there some justified accusations coming to light in the media YES, but the waters have been muddied and the atmosphere sensatinalized the lines are now blurred its a perfect climate for false implications IT IS NOW A WITCH HUNT.

Chrissy Snow said...

The allegations posted here from Variety detail inappropriate sexual relationships between Tavis and his subordinates. Tavis' message is denying sexual harassment. Is he telling on himself or are there other allegations we don't know about?

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to read all of this shit. But anyways I didn't even know this show was still on and Weinstein opened the flood gates on sexual harassment.

Nestafan2 said...

@8:05 This is no "witch hunt." Knock it off with that sh!t. This is the chickens coming home to roost, and it is long overdue. Men have been using their power and influence to coax women (and sometimes men) into sexual situations for decades. No one is saving "billions." If anything they're losing money with all the lawsuits they've faced. The whole "breaking the contract" theory is just plain stupid. This type of harassment doesn't just happen in entertainment. It's in the corporate world, on the street corner, at the gym, at school, and on the subway. Go on somewhere with that nonsense.

Anonymous said...

I read about this yesterday. Wow. It is said don't shit where you eat. Damn

Anonymous said...

@ 851
Women are attracted to nen with power , MONEY and influence.still , no ine should lose their job over an allegation. Let the facts come out.

You know as well as I , there are plenty women who have no problem fucking their boss.

GiGi said...

Sorry but I need receipts for this one.

Anonymous said...

Three hours? Were his attorneys present? And none of friends, Co workers ex and otherwise gave him a heads-up. Sounds like I had consensual sex. I know Steve Harvey talking about, SEE. THEN again he might just trying to get ahead of his ESCANDOLO.

OT: Tavis but no LEE DANIELS. What kinda Trump card is Lee holding?

Nestafan2 said...

@8:59 If you've never had a superior approach you with unwanted advances you can't really speak on it. SOME women might do this but we don't all welcome that crap. Plus Tavis is a creep so he's getting what's coming to him.

Anonymous said...

He always gave me creepy vibes. Look at those eyes of his.

I troll it like I see it. said...

8:51 AM
Cosign!!!

I would also like to add not just sexual harassment, but supervisors, managers ect ect on jobs be it nursing, teaching, police force ect ect who traumatize workers by creating a hostile environment who terrorize and intimidate workers on a daily basis. I have had instances where I worked in nursing with racist ass nurse managers who crated a hostile work environment, and I had to leave so I wouldn't catch a case. In one instance I was about to throw a racist nurse manager out the 11th floor window before I caught myself. There is going to be a whole lot of changes going on across the board. The chickens are coming home to roost. I never liked Travis ass something about him was always off.

@8:51 YOU ARE PART OF PROBLEM said...

@8:51

What is a gold digger
What is a groupie
Why do women SCREAM and CRY for men signing on stage, or when actors do promotional rounds and visit various cities, and talk shows

What biochemical trigger creates a sensation that a women would faint when her favorite singer in on stage,

What bio chemical trigger causes 10 women in the same office to all be fighting over sleeping rights and mistress status with the boss

What makes a women happily offer a blow job to her company CEO and she is the 6th one that day to suggest it.

At rap concerts to rock concert to jazz concerts why is there always a long line of women waiting to be chosen to be fucked for the night

GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE

WHERE ON EARTH DID ALL THIS INSTAGRAM MODELING WITH ASS AND TITS OUT COME FROM

AGAIN

WHERE ON EARTH DID ALL THIS INSTAGRAM MODELING WITH ASS AND TIITS OUT COME FROM


GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE..


WOMEN ARE AS MUCH TO BLAME, AND WILL CRY VICTIM FOR A PAY DAY IN HEART BEAT

Anonymous said...

Payback Tavis for double crossing your so called friend Prince when he was warning the public about Obama and chemtrails and prophesy in the Bible. He was dead soon after

Anonymous said...

Tavis crossed the line when he involved *subordinates* in his activities. Look for more victims to come forward; this is not new behavior. It tends to be chronic which is why most of the men accused of this activity, have instantly folded. Typically, they've been getting away with it for years. Tavis is trying to save himself but that ship has sailed.

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