Tavis Smiley Sues PBS For Firing Him Over ‘Trumped Up’ Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Tavis Smiley, a now-disgraced talk-show host who was released from his PBS contract due to sexual misconduct allegations, is suing the network for supposedly breaching the agreement between the two parties when he was fired in December.

This suit makes Smiley — who has maintained his claim to innocence — the first notable media figure to take legal action against claims of misconduct during the #MeToo era, which began with the Harvey Weinstein reports in October 2017.

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