"The totality of the investigation, which included Mr. Smiley, revealed a pattern of multiple relationships with subordinates over many years, and other conduct inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS", the statement said.
He says he applauds women coming forward to share their sexual assault and harassment experiences "to lead us in a conversation about how to create healthy workspaces".
During a live interview on "Good Morning America" Monday, Smiley, 53, Smiley admitted to having consensual relationships with coworkers over the years but denied that he has ever wielded his power as their boss to coerce those relationships.
'My company - let me be clear, I own my company and PBS distributes it - in our employee handbook while we do not encourage office relationships we don't forbid them either and don't forbid them because I don't know where your heart will lead you or who you will hang out with or date'.
Smiley refuted claims that he has created a hostile work environment, saying, "The environments are intense at times", but adding, "I'm not an angry black man and this notion of a hostile environment just doesn't fit".
Smiley hosted Tavis Smiley, a half-hour interview program that premiered in 2004 and aired weeknights on PBS stations until it was suspended on December 13. "They need to correct it", he said.
Smiley vowed on GMA that he'll "do anything to protect" his reputation. "I never gave any favoritism upward or downward", he said.
Responding to allegations that he sent lewd messages or commented inappropriately on women's' bodies, Smiley said he "has no idea" about the basis of the claims. "In consensual relationships, we use text messages to communicate", he told Faris. I hear that point of view and I respect it but there are other points of view on this, ' said Smiley. "Their mind was made up".
Talk Show Host Tavis Smiley hosts a PBS Special "Courting Justice" at Loyola Law School, June 10, 2016 in Los Angeles.
"We take these issues very seriously and are troubled by the recent allegations", the company said in a statement obtained by ABC News.
"I'm human. I'm not flawless but this doesn't rise to the level" of sexual misconduct, Smiley said of his past relationships.
In contrast, PBS has been consistent: PBS stands by the integrity of its investigation, which has been conducted by an outside firm with expertise in such matters.
A sponsor for his talk show, Walmart, paused their relationship with him in light of the investigation. "As a result, we are suspending our relationship with Mr. Smiley, pending the outcome of the PBS investigation".
Tavis Smiley is defending himself following the suspension of his PBS talk show over allegations of sexual misconduct.
PBS is the distributor for Smiley's show, but it's produced by TS Media, Smiley's production company.
Actress Alyssa Milano also criticized Damon for his differential treatment of various forms of sexual assault. Ben told me, but I knew that they had come to whatever agreement or understanding they had come to.
Looking at the stock's movement on the chart, International Business Machines Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $182.79. It worsened, as 100 investors sold IBM shares while 695 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 484 raised stakes.
Le Pen called it "very good news for Europe". "Every election shows a form of rejection of the European Union ". The deal will make Austria the only western European country with a far-right party in government.
Apple's iOS App Store is known for getting scams from time to time, with many being in the form of reproduced video games. The game's tagline is "Don't deal with the devil", but Apple doesn't seem to have gotten the message.
The Atlanta Falcons (8-5) visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9) in an NFC South battle at 8:30 tonight on Monday Night Football . Here's everything you need to know to watch the game, or follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates and more.
After $1.50 actual EPS reported by CVS Health Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.67% EPS growth. Larkins Thomas F sold 30,000 shares worth $1.54M. (NASDAQ: AMAT ) was sold by Karsner Alexander on Wednesday, August 23.
NASCAR power couple Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr . have split after five years of dating, Us Weekly confirms. Patrick had not commented about the breakup on social media as of early Monday afternoon.
No U.S. or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation advisers were involved in the attack or the security response to it, said U.S. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said two police officers were injured but there were no civilian casualties.
You will need to check the airport's website to see what decision has been made with your flight if it has to stop in Atlanta. More than 1,000 flights were ground on Sunday, stranding many passengers in planes and dark terminals.
The Australian Federal Police arrested Monday a man on suspicion of attempting to sell missile parts for Pyongyang. Such sales would violate worldwide sanctions aimed at cutting off North Korea from the global economy.
Trump addresses FBI National Academy
The texts show disdain for Trump. "Even if you're suspicious about people, it may well be that there was some bias there". Reading about the GOP-led House Judiciary Committee's outrageous denunciations of special counsel Robert S.
Gas prices drop 4 cents to $2.52 a gallon in Rhode Island
In the past month, average gas prices have dropped 13 cents across the Sunshine State and lowered three cents in the past week. It was also just before Labor Day weekend, as Florida residents kept their eyes peeled on Hurricane Irma's forecast path.
China's Nio Unveils Car At Half The Price Of Tesla Model X
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