CBS CEO, Leslie Moonves one of Hollywood’s most powerful men, is accused of unwanted kissing and touching New Yorker, which will be released on Friday
New York City is about to post Ronan Farrow’s article, which includes charges of sexual abuse by CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves.
The New Yorker spokesman said, “We are not answering about pieces that we did not publish.” sources say they will dive into a wider culture at CBS and will be published later on today on the magazine’s website.
CBS said in its statement that it is investigating Moonves’ allegations. “All accusations of personal misconduct must be taken seriously,” the network said. “Independent CBS directors have committed themselves to investigating allegations that violate the clear principles of society in this respect.” Following this investigation, which includes recently reported allegations that have been repeated for several decades, the Council will promptly review the findings and take appropriate action.
CBS added: “The timing of this report appears in the midst of a very public lawsuit, and while the lawsuit is in progress, the CBS management team has full support from independent board members, and we will continue to focus on creating value for our stock owners.
The accusations are partly said to be instances of unwanted kissing and touching, which occurred more than 20 years ago, as well as numerous claims that have recently occurred.
Moonves, 68, has been married since 2004 with CBS personality Julie Chen (two years ago, less than two weeks after Moonves completed her divorce from Nancy Wiesenfeld, who married in 1978).
Farrow, a Pulitzer award-winning reporter for reporting the alleged rape and sexual assault Harvey Weinstein, has reportedly been investigating Moonves and the CBS environment for months as industry rumors that such an article was at work.
It is unclear what impact the New Yorker report will have when Moonves is in a litigation with Shari Redstone, a controlling shareholder in CBS and Viacom. The violation took place after CBS rejected Redstone’s desire to merge two companies controlled by Redstone’s family owned voting rights, National Amusements Inc.
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CBS sued Redstone in May to prevent it from attempting to take control by driving the director or changing the statutes. Redstone responded with his own lawsuit that Moonves had no right to get rid of her control over CBS.
CBS received unprecedented surveillance in November when she shot Charlie Rose after The Washington Post reported that eight women accused the talk show show and co-anchor CBS of this morning sexual abuse. In a letter dated May 3, the document stated that CBS executives had been warned three times about Rose’s behavior in 1986 (well before the Moons were working on the network) and recently in April 2017. Among the other 27 women who accused against Rose, there were 14 CBS News employees.
Charismatic, one-time actor Moonves has long dominated the exceptionally rigorous control over CBS and has produced exceptional results. During the turbulent time for radio broadcasting, he kept flashing in the air: In 2017, CBS ranks among the most watched networks in terms of the total number of viewers (as has been the case for nine consecutive years). -do-49 demo.
With fun habits changing rapidly, Moonves launched CBS All Access streaming service with the spinoff The Good Wife and the modified Star Trek series.
Moonves joined CBS in 1995 and stayed there after Sumner Redstone acquired the company in 2000. He took the network from the last to rank first in hits including Everybody Loves Raymond, Survivor and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
In 2006, when Viacom divided its businesses into two publicly traded companies, Moonves was appointed president and CEO of CBS Corp. In 2016 he became chairman.
Moonves has a tightly linked cadre for him, but is known to demand a great deal of loyalty, and the enemy is on the way. When Howard Stern jumped out of CBS radio on Sirius Satellite, Moonves sued the $ 500 million jockey jockey for Stern to go to his own CBS concert that wore the “I Hate Les Moonves”