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#Popcorn Moment: Abused People Should Speak Out, Liars Should Be Jailed!

The next in a long line of sexual harassment allegations going public emerged Wednesday after PBS suspended production and distribution of late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” following misconduct allegations against the show’s host.

Meanwhile in Washington, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen should resign on Dec. 2, one day after a former staffer said Kihuen sexually harassed her during his congressional campaign in 2016.

And in Kentucky, state representative Dan Johnson committed suicide two days after he was accused of molesting a teenage girl in 2013. 

In today's Popcorn Moment, WIBC host Tony Katz stressed the importance of encouraging abused people to speak out, but also warned that false accusers should be held accountable for their actions. 

We now have people killing themselves.

...If you're going to make an accusation, you'd better be sure it really happened. You'd better not be someone saying, 'Well, I could probably get some money out of it,' or 'I could probably do some damage,' or 'I can probably hurt them.' Are there women who do that? Absolutely. Are there men who would do that? Absolutely. 

People are killing themselves, and if you lie, there aren't enough jails to put you in; there isn't enough solitary confinement to put you in; there aren't enough depths of hell to send you to.

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