How could Showtime decline comment on Frankie Shaw's alleged misconduct on SMILF?
That's one of five troublesome questions that Kim Masters, who originally revealed the allegations last month, asks in wake of the SMILF abuse allegations. "How, now more than a year into the Time's Up movement, did Showtime decide it was acceptable to decline to comment on these allegations?" she asks, adding: "To say that Showtime's 'no comment' has a chilling effect — and remember that it is part of CBS Corp., a company with a very troubled culture of tolerating misconduct — is a major understatement." Masters also asks: "If Showtime won't say that it will look into issues on a marginal show, what happens on a huge show with truly powerful talent? This is a particularly urgent question as Showtime CEO David Nevins has taken the reins as chief creative officer of CBS. Given Showtime's apparent indifference to complaints from numerous members of the SMILF cast and crew, how can Nevins effect change in a much bigger job?"
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