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PBS Fires Back: ‘Tavis Smiley Get your story straight’
According to Yahoo News — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Tavis Smiley:
PBS is firing back at Tavis Smiley, finding inconsistencies in the suspended TV host’s defense in the face of allegations he had sexual relationships with subordinates and created an abusive workplace environment.
Smiley told ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday that he’s never coerced anyone but has had consensual relationships in the workplace. Hours later, the network said his acknowledgement of multiple relationships contradicted Smiley’s previous statements.
Says PBS: “Tavis Smiley needs to get his story straight.”
PBS also derided Smiley’s claim that he applauds women who have come forward, pointing out that Smiley’s company hinders such actions by requiring former and current employees to sign non-disclosure agreements.
PBS says it stands by the integrity of the investigation by a law firm that uncovered “multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS.”