Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tavis Smiley Faces Setback in PBS Lawsuit


Back in February Tavis Smiley filed a lawsuit against PBS after he was fired for sexually harassing subordinates on his talk show [click here if you missed that].

Tavis just lost a legal battle...

From The Hollywood Reporter
“A Washington, D.C., judge on Thursday denied Smiley’s request for a motion to compel PBS to hand over certain documents as part of a discovery request the network challenged as overbroad.” 
PBS “argued that he was requesting documents that dated back more than a decade and weren’t relevant to the contract issues at hand, including the network’s sexual harassment policies since 2000 and any records of PBS managers having a relationship with a subordinate and the resulting disciplinary actions, if there were any.”

7 comments:

They Call Me Cocoa said...

When a far reach begins or "They perhaps did it and got away with it" type of strategy, usually means there's some smoke to his fire. I'm going all out with a wild guess that alleged victim was white. Seems like his go-to.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^you right about that. this situation is so jacked cause I used to watch his show. another brother hits the dust.

The King Of The Real said...

Man its sad when you got no evidence of you not doing wrongdoing and your strategy is to try and play they let this one guy so maybe they racist? Tavis that ain't gonna work. One or two failures in the system is normal over 20 year timeline or even a ten year one. You got caught being a douchebag and got fired. take the "L" get you a podcast going and hopefully you were not just flossing high on the hog thinking you had this forever and made some investments or savings.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

When you conduct yourself respectfully and learn to master your lower base instinct. You will have nothing to worry about. Saturn in Capricorn is here for all who abuse and misuse their "power". This is a time for cleaning up the filth, that which you have sown, has now bourn the fruits of your deeds and you hoes will deal!!! none shall escape the law.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about this case but when I was temping at PBS Travis looked at my like a was a piece of fresh meat. Made me uncomfortable, I can easily see him harassing his female employees. 100% agreed King of the Real.

Anonymous said...

When I worked at BET as an intern, I was told very clearly to avoid the news area when Tavis is there because he hits on all the women. And tries to get you into his office alone. If it quacks like a duck, its a duck. His ass is a DUCK.

Anonymous said...

The folks that have the most to say are ALWAYS the ones to watch. Tavis Smiley is so quick to judge others and voice his opinion about someone else but this looks like he was looking for an out or an excuse and they put the kabosh on all that. Side note: looks like his self made drama is aging him fast.

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