After getting suspended by PBS after various sexual misconduct allegations, veteran talk show host Tavis Smiley is fighting back!
“I have the utmost respect for women and celebrate the courage of those who have come forth to tell their truth. To be clear, I have never groped, coerced or exposed myself inappropriately to any workplace colleague in my entire broadcast career, covering six networks over 30 years…This has gone too far. And I, for one, intend to fight back,” – Tavis Smiley
— Tavis Smiley (@tavissmiley) December 14, 2017
Smiley was accused of having sex with multiple lower-level staffers who claimed their employment status was dependent on engaging in a sexual relationship with him.
So far, PBS is sticking to the indefinite suspension after an outside law firm interviewed witnesses, Smiley, and the alleged victims.