Tavis Smiley Suspended, Says, 'This Has Gone Too Far'

posted by Rob Quinn - 

Another TV host has been suspended amid accusations of sexual misconduct—and PBS has another hole in its schedule. 

The broadcaster announced Wednesday that production of Tavis Smiley's self-titled late-night show was suspended with immediate effect after an outside investigation of "troubling allegations" uncovered "multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS." 

Sources tell Variety that investigators from the law firm MSK spoke to 10 witnesses, mostly former Smiley staffers, and were told that he had engaged in sexual relationships with several subordinates, some of whom believed their employment depended on the relationship.

 In a Facebook post Wednesday, Smiley said he was "as shocked as anybody else" by the move and blasted the broadcaster for not informing him of the "so-called investigation," CNN reports.

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