Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Tavis Smiley Suspended from PBS

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Tavis Smiley Suspended from PBS

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Tavis Smiley suspended from PBS

PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called "troubling allegations" of sexual misconduct.

The Public Broadcasting Service said Wednesday an independent investigation by a law firm uncovered "multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS."

Smiley shot back on Facebook, saying PBS "overreacted" and calling it "a rush to judgment." He said he has never harassed anyone and claimed one relationship the network uncovered was consensual.

PBS responded by saying it stands by the integrity of the investigation.

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