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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

PBS Scores $1.5 Million Win vs Tavis Smiley

A jury in Washington, DC awarded PBS nearly $1.5 million from former talk show host Tavis Smiley. In 2017, the public broadcaster suspended Smiley upon allegations of sexual misconduct. PBS then took Smiley to court claiming he breached a morals clause in his contract.  At trial, PBS presented more than half a dozen women who spoke how they were pressured into relationships or had become the victim of unwanted advances. A jury decided that the former late night talk show host should pay $1.486 million to PBS for violating the clause.

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