PBS statement on Tavis Smiley misconduct allegations

By The Associated Press Markets Associated Press

PBS released a response Thursday to a statement by talk show host Tavis Smiley after the network cut ties with him over allegations of misconduct:

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"Following receipt of a complaint, PBS hired an independent law firm to conduct an investigation and we stand by its integrity. The totality of the investigation, which included Mr. Smiley, revealed a pattern of multiple relationships with subordinates over many years, and other conduct inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS."