5 Black celebrities whose careers were cut short due to sex scandals

Novieku Babatunde Adeola September 11, 2019
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TV&Radio host Tavis Smiley was dropped by PDS amidst allegations_Photo: Hollywood reporter

Tavis Smiley

American talk show host and author, Tavis Smiley, was caught on the wrong side of the law after investigations by Variety revealed he was engaged in sexual relationships with “multiple subordinates”.

Workers told investigators that Smiley was a verbally abusive and threatening boss who tied the success of his employees to their sexual relations with him. After the allegations, PBS announced it was suspending distribution of the late-night talk show.

However, in a video and statement posted on Facebook, Smiley said: “I have never groped, inappropriately exposed myself, or coerced any colleague in the workplace, ever, in my 30-year career.” 


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