Sources close to the production told Variety that PBS hired attorney Sarah Taylor Wirtz of the firm MSK to oversee an investigation into Smiley’s behavior after receiving allegations of misconduct by Smiley, who hosts and produces the talk show. Wirtz declined Variety‘s request for comment. According to sources, MSK took reports from 10 witnesses, a mix of men and women of different races and employment levels in Smiley’s organization, most of them former staffers.
Representatives for Smiley did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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.
PBS Suspends ‘Tavis Smiley’ Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation (EXCLUSIVE), by Daniel Holloway, December 13, 2017
Or, as Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit put it Trump-Basher Tavis Smiley Suspended – Allegedly Forced Women to Have Sex with Him for Employment.
I would have added Allegedly Forced Women—Including, Apparently, White Women to Have Sex with Him for Employment.
That's my interpretation of reference to "different races" in the report above—the race of the victim of a sex crime or sexual harassment is usually unreported, unless they decide to call her a racist.
Further indications that this revolution may have disparate impact:
Three by Sailer:
Two by me: