Trump-Bashing PBS Host Tavis Smiley Suspended After Multiple Sex Harassment Claims

And yet another Trump-bashing lefty gets called out for sexual harassment accusations. This one involves PBS host Tavis Smiley. Check it out…

From Variety:

PBS has suspended late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” amid misconduct allegations against its host and namesake.

“Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,’ produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” the public broadcaster said. “PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. 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.”

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.

More from Politico:

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.

Yowza.

Smiley is in deep.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens next, but it doesn’t look good.

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