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Another PBS talk show star has come under fire for alleged sexual improprieties, with Variety reporting that Tavis Smiley—host of the long-running late-night talk show of the same name—has been suspended by the company after an investigation into his actions. According to a statement by PBS today, their third-party investigation of Smiley revealed, “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.”

Like Charlie Rose—who was fired from his signature interview show over accusations of sexual harassment a few weeks ago—Smiley has been a long-time staple of the public TV network, having hosted his talk show there since 2004. (Before that, he was a radio host for NPR, and a TV personality for BET.) According to Variety, the investigation found that Smiley had engaged in sexual activity with a number of people in his employ, with many expressing uncertainty about how their receptivity to his advances would affect their careers. He also, according to the report, created “a verbally abusive and threatening environment,” one where “misogyny is always creeping around, barely camouflaged by Midwestern good manners.”  


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