Board Keeps Moonves During Sexual Misconduct Investigation


August 6, 2018
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Fate of CBS CEO Wrapped Up in #MeToo While Majority Shareholder Pushes Merger

By April Hall

CBS CEO Les Moonves will stay in his position during an independent investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.

Moonves, a longtime executive at the network, was accused in a  New Yorker article of sexual misconduct. Writer and actress Illeana Douglas accused Moonves of forcibly kissing and touching her, then intimidating her into remaining silent about the alleged assault. About 30 employees told  New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow about similar incidents that allegedly occurred in the 1990s and 2000s.

Moonves released a statement saying he tried to kiss Douglas but didn’t remember the incident the way she recounted it. He also admitted in a statement that he may have made women uncomfortable with his advances, but “I always understood and respected — and abided by the principle — that 'no' means 'no,' and I have never misused my position to harm or hinder anyone's career.”

After a three-hour meeting, the CBS board said it would start its own investigation into the allegations and Moonves’ position is safe for now.

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