WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury decided Wednesday that former television talk show host Tavis Smiley, who was fired amid allegations of workplace sexual misconduct at the height of the #MeToo movement, must pay about $1.5 million to his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service. Smiley was suspended in December 2017 and later fired from the […]
In 2017, PBS announced that Tavis Smiley’s show had been suspended indefinitely. The network eventually shared a statement sharing that Smiley had been accused of sexual misconduct at work. PBS never went into detail about the allegations. But other news outlets reported that Smiley had been accused of having romantic relationships with several coworkers. They […]
Tavis Smiley’s PBS series was pulled from the air in December after he was hit with accusations of misconduct. Now the media personality has filed a lawsuit against the broadcaster, according to court docs obtained by TheWrap. In the suit, Smiley accuses of PBS of acting in “a racially hostile manner” over the years. “For example, PBS harassed […]
Tavis Smiley cited racism in his lawsuit against PBS that was filed on Tuesday.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Less than a month after PBS dropped Tavis Smiley’s talk show after reported inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday to go back to work with a new series about inspirational stories. His series, “The Upside with Tavis Smiley,” will be streamed online and shown on The Word Network, […]
"I am not an angry Black man," the talk show host said during a Monday morning taping.
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and a book distributor distanced themselves from Tavis Smiley on Thursday after PBS said an investigation found “troubling allegations” of sexual misconduct by the radio and TV host. The moves came a day after PBS said it was suspending Smiley following an independent investigation by a law firm. PBS said […]
According to an exclusive report from Variety, Tavis Smiley has been accused of sexual misconduct. He is currently suspended from his half-hour interview program that airs weeknights on PBS. The network released a statement, “Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley, produced by TS Media, an independent production company. PBS engaged an […]
NEW YORK (AP) — You think you know Martin Luther King Jr.’s story? Tavis Smiley is willing to bet you don’t. To mark the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination next April, the radio and TV host is planning a nationwide tour of a theatrical production focusing on the last year of King’s life, a time […]
Producer J.J. Abrams is teaming with Tavis Smiley and Warner Bros. Television to adapt Smiley's upcoming book, Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days, as a TV event series.
PBS host Tavis Smiley penned an opinion piece in USA Today where he breaks down the reasons why black voters could possibly support controversial Republican candidate Donald Trump. He wrote: With Hillary Clinton racking up more overwhelming victories in Super Tuesday primaries thanks to the overwhelming support of African-American voters, the conventional wisdom is that she […]
While he continues to reign above his competition as the GOP presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump has found a new person to go to war with. The kicker is the target’s none other than Tavis Smiley and he is calling the mogul turned politician out on his controversial rhetoric. Smiley fired the first shot in the […]