Thursday, January 19, 2023

Another TJ Holmes Workplace Affair Uncovered

Last month there were rumors that married Good Morning America co-host TJ Holmes was under investigation after his affair with his married GMA 3rd hour co-host Amy Robach went public [click here if you missed that].

Now another one of TJ's workplace affairs has been exposed...

From The Daily Mail
T.J. Holmes engaged in an affair with a script coordinator 13 years his junior who reached out to him as a prospective mentor but was left feeling uncomfortable and used after the relationship turned sexual, can exclusively reveal.
According to one well-placed source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the affair with then 24-year-old Jasmin Pettaway, took place in 2015 when Holmes had been married to his now-estranged wife, Marilee Fiebig, for five years.
The source, who knew Pettaway well at the time, said, 'He was a predator who took full advantage of his position, and he was reckless.
'It was Jasmin's first real job in television, and it was a big deal for her. She was looking for a mentor and she reached out to several people. T.J was someone who was responsive, but he absolutely abused the position of trust,' the source said.
At the time Pettaway and Holmes, who had joined the ABC News Team in September 2014, were often on the same shifts.
The source said, 'Holmes was someone who would grab drinks and he and Jasmin started doing that. You must remember he was a correspondent at the time and he's taking time to speak to her about work or whatever.
'I don't know how long that had been going on before it got sexual, but I do know the first time it did was in his office, and he was about to go on air in a couple of hours.'
The source said Pettaway later told them that Holmes called her into his office where she saw he was drinking liquor.
There's like an atmosphere shift, almost an expectation that something's going to happen, and it did.
'They had sex and I know she was confused afterwards as to what it meant. That kind of 'Did that just really happen?' feeling. I mean that's pretty risky behavior on his part.'
It was, the source said, part of a pattern of 'incredibly reckless' conduct on Holmes's part. On one occasion the source said the pair were having drinks together when he 'got handsy' in a very public place and way.
They said, 'He just didn't seem to care. You know he's wearing his ring. He has a wife, he has a relatively high-profile job, but he wasn't acting like he was concerned about either of those things at the time.'
Holmes's rep did not respond to's request for comment. Pettaway declined to comment.
Pettaway and Holmes's sexual relationship continued for several months and included him visiting her at her apartment before, the source said, 'it fizzled out.'
The source said, 'What's that saying? 'Rome wasn't built in a day, but it burned in one.' That's how it went with Jasmin and T.J. It didn't last long but you have to wonder if he ever invested in being a mentor at all?
'Jasmin was a beautiful girl and he had it all on his terms. He was interested and then he wasn't.
'This was a young woman, starting out in a difficult industry, looking for role models and mentors and she got T.J.
'No-one talked about abuse of power back then, but stuff happened.'
Pettaway went onto become a segment producer for GMA and remained with ABC in New York for two years before returning to her hometown of Cleveland late 2016, where she joined the network's local affiliate.
Today she is an award-winning casting producer for ITV America, married and the founder of digital women's lifestyle brand, Lemon-Love.


Kendall said...

Hmmmm so much hearsay going on. Are we ever gonna hear the shyt from somebody's MOUTH?

Chelle said...

He is a ho!

Anonymous said...

And he wants to sue ABC…his new coworker/lover may have a case, but they’re not about to let him stay there sleeping around with everyone.

Anonymous said...

Pettaway know TJ was married and yet she still shared the goodies. Not saying what TJ did was right however Pettaway did dirt as well.

Anonymous said...

Diggin' up everybody else's dirt.

Anonymous said...

Pettaway may be the source of these details. It just described a similar relationship I had with my mentor/professor back in the day. Enjoyed the “mentorship” I had and I bet Pettaway did too.

Anonymous said...

He can forget it. Similar affairs brought down Tavis Smiley at PBS. Messin’ around with younger women, with less power than you, who are looking for guidance.

He should just fold his hand now. Hope he stays on the other side of the street with the Karens. Black women don’t need this mess.

Anonymous said...

Oh SNAP. He the MAN.

Anonymous said...

Booootie erware

Anonymous said...

If the affair with Pettaway can be proved he will be banned from the airwaves. You can’t have sex with an underling, ever. That was enough to finish off Matt Lauer and it will certainly take out TJ.

Anonymous said...

Pettaway could have said NO. That's not what I'm here for. She liked his looks. He must have some good big D.

Anonymous said...

The network probably knew about them and looked the other way. They knew she didn't have a future there. They don't care about Black women, anyway. There might have been a different outcome if he took advantage of the wrong YT girl.

R in NYC said...

The ABC Giggilo was getting plenty of 🐱 all over the place. He should have just stayed single. If you wanna be a male ho then do it as a single man.

Anonymous said...

I suspect more women are about to come out since there was a story that he might sue. They are going to drag him from the left to the right.

TRACI404 said...

Tavis Smiley, Matt Lauer too!

Anonymous said...

All of dem chickens fell in love wit that light skinned stick, that light skinned stick keep dem hoes sick...CTFU

Anonymous said...

He's obviously a user.

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