Obama Dragged Into News Of Tavis Smiley’s PBS Show Suspension 

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It’s no secret that Tavis Smiley wasn’t a huge supporter of former President Obama. Smiley has now been thrusted into the growing sexual harassment scandal that’s overtaking Hollywood and other industries with his own scandal. The radio commentator’s quagmire is causing many on social media to remind him of his contempt for the former president.

In a statement obtained by Variety, PBS announced the decision to indefinitely suspend Smiley’s late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley.”

“Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,’ produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” read the statement.

According to Variety, “PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered 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.”

Sources told the publication that witnesses stated that Smiley created a “verbally abusive and threatening environment.” Adding that the employees felt their jobs were tied to engaging in a sexual relationship with Smiley. PBS reportedly hired an outside law firm to conduct the investigation.

While Smiley has remained quiet on the allegations, Black Twitter couldn’t maintain its collective glee.

 

 

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