Variety is reporting Wednesday that PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of “Tavis Smiley” following an investigation into “troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley.”

Variety reports:

The investigation found credible allegations that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates, sources said. Some witnesses interviewed expressed concern that their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with Smiley. In general, witnesses described Smiley as creating a verbally abusive and threatening environment that went beyond what could be expected in a typical high-pressure work environment. Several expressed concerns about retaliation.


Don’t forget Garrison Keillor, who was fired by Minnesota Public Radio in November over allegations of “inappropriate behavior.”

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Annnnnnnnd he’s GONE! CBS axes Charlie Rose over sexual predation allegations; UPDATE: PBS cans him, too