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However, PBS investigators reportedly found women who felt their advancement at work was tied to the sexual relationships, an assertion Smiley has denied.
By fashioning a new program focusing on inspirational stories instead of more general interest news and entertainment, Smiley will sidestep the issue of whether his downfall would make celebrities reluctant to be interviewed by him.
He wrote books about rebounding from setbacks, and launched the late-night talk show with PBS that aired for 14 years."I would not wish this experience on my worst enemy," Smiley said.
"Having said that, the last time this happened, great things came out of it."Although conceding that what was once considered acceptable in the workplace may no longer be, Smiley has been defiant, suggesting that romances between professional colleagues is hardly unusual.
After spending 13 years on the show, Tavis Smiley on PBS, Tavis found himself at the center of controversy, which saw him lose his job as well as other employees working on the show.
Among the men caught up in sexual misconduct cases the past few months, Smiley has been most aggressive in fighting back and the first to publicly announce plans to resume his career. Smiley compared the experience to when he was fired by BET in 2001 for offering an interview that he had conducted with a newsmaker to ABC News before BET.
He stated,"Let's be honest: the LGBT community has gained more ground in Hollywood over the past decade than Black folk have covered in 50 years.
Tonight, we'll see actors who've been nominated for portraying gay characters. But why so slow to recognize and revel in the humanity and talent of Black actors and actresses?
However, poverty wasn’t the only misfortunes Tavis had to bear as he was growing up.
His stepfather physically abused him - whipping him and his siblings with an extension cord.