Interim CBS Chief Omits Les Moonves Sexual Misconduct Allegations in Company Email

11 September, 2018, 05:11 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Six More Woman Accuse CBS CEO Les Moonves of Sexual Assault

Some sources close to Moonves said in August that he had vowed to fight both the allegations of wrongdoing and the legal war against Redstone.

CBS said in its announcement Sunday that the company would donate $20 million to organizations that support gender equality in the workplace.

It says that Moonves could receive a potential payout of $120 million if not terminated for cause.

Moonves again denied the allegations in a statement issued late Sunday night. This has hurt morale, but there are some really, really good people that come to work every single day.

CBS said the network's chief operating officer, Joseph Ianniello, will take over Moonves' duties as president and CEO until its board of directors can find a permanent replacement.

Moonves stepped down late Sunday following a story posted by The New Yorker that included a second round of ugly sexual misconduct accusations against the powerful television executive.

Les Moonves is officially out as CEO of CBS after new sexual abuse claims surfaced. The organization or organizations would be selected by Moonves in consultation with CBS.

Moonves joined the former CBS Corporation in 1995 as president of CBS Entertainment. When Julie Chen returns to CBS this week to host her other show, she won't have to answer to the stars of the show because the Big Brother cast is sequestered and have no clue what is going on with her husband.




One of Moonves' accusers, Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, also reported her accusations to Los Angeles police a year ago, but they weren't pursued because the statute of limitations had expired.

Time's Up said the CBS board has a responsibility to rid the company of a toxic culture toward women.

"The tech companies are replacing these legacy media companies", he said. "When CBS attempted to dilute that, that resulted in litigation in federal court here in New York City".

She continued: "I want to say that whatever times I've had of hardship over the past eight years, Julie has always been there for me".

"He absolutely ruined my career", she told the magazine. CBS was already investigating Moonves for similar accusations made by six other women.

Eve, who joined the show a year ago, added that "I've now come to care for every woman at this table and this is ridiculously hard". "I am happy when women are heard because for a long time, they haven't been".

"Well generally, yes. I say generally because I don't know how old these allegations are", Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano told FOX Business' Stuart Varney on Monday.

Redstone's allies will point to her position as controlling shareholder; accuse Moonves of plotting a jailbreak attempt; and cite the misconduct allegations. "We believe them", Times' Up said in a statement early Sunday. "The Board will make a determination whether the Company has grounds to terminate the employment of Mr. Moonves for cause under his employment agreement within thirty (30) days following completion of the final report of the independent investigators in the current internal investigation, but in no event later than January 31, 2019".

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