Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tavis Smiley Suing PBS for Racial Bias


Back in September Tavis Smiley's talk show was taken off PBS after multiple subordinates claimed they felt pressured into sexual relationships with Tavis [click here if you missed that].

Now Tavis is suing PBS for racial bias...

According to reports Tavis Smiley has filed a lawsuit against PBS accusing them of fabricating sexual harassment claims against him in order to get him off the air.

Tavis also claims PBS would criticize his controversial Black guests but not the controversial white ones and closely audited his books but not the books of shows managed by white people.

PBS has denied the claims and released the following statement,
“Today’s meritless lawsuit is yet another example of Tavis Smiley’s attempts to distract the public from his pattern of sexual misconduct in the workplace.”
“As PBS has consistently stated, following receipt of a complaint alleging inappropriate conduct by Mr. Smiley, PBS hired an independent law firm to conduct an investigation. The ongoing investigation, which included a lengthy interview with Mr. Smiley, revealed that he had multiple sexual encounters with subordinates over many years and yielded credible allegations of additional misconduct inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS. That is what led PBS to the decision to indefinitely suspend distribution of Mr. Smiley’s program.”
“The notion that PBS’ decision to suspend distribution of the program was made for any reason aside from Mr. Smiley’s own behavior is ridiculous and false.”

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Truth is all over Tavis face. narcissist done fuk'd up his money.

The King Of The Real said...

Wow. He was just a little caught up. Now he out here burning bridges for a finalfpayday. Heh gonna lose. SeeSyaSpunk. Hating gotgya here.

Anonymous said...

Boo-Hoo Take your medicine like a man. Deal with it!!!

mil262 said...

I am waiting to see how long it will take him before he calls for a boycott of PBS.

Anonymous said...

Tavis didn’t rape anybody and people need to prove these charges before firing. Watch this has taken y’all females back years and no one is going to want to hire females because of fear for sexual harassment.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

I never like this arrogant sunken eyed looking fool. I guess he thinks the rules do not apply to his ass. Boy bye!!!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

All the coochie you can handle is perk for all entertainment executives

However if you work a predominately white corporation and you are a black executive- the all you can eat free coochie rule DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU

TAVIS KNEW THIS

Anonymous said...

Damn if true thats a bad look for pbs. The climate is bad right now, i am scared to even say hi to a female. I think the real issue is, it is only harrasment when it is from a guy that is non attractive. If you was ghost off the show power or idris alba then it is not harrasment.......it flirting

Anonymous said...

Good because I believe those accusations were bogus. You can't accuse someone of something and not give them the ability to defend themselves. You also cannot prevent a person from making a living based on accusations along. If he did something inappropriate, prove it and then share your findings.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:07 AM - EXACTLY!!! You worded that way more eloquently than I was about to do!

Danica Braxton said...

You're afraid to say hi to a female? Go to class. Decent human beings know to keep their hands to yourself and your mouth out of the gutter. Easy. Tavis Smiley isn't a decent human being.

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