CBS investigates allegations of misconduct against CEO Leslie Moonves

Emmett Rice
July 28, 2018

Moonves was accused of sexual misconduct by six women, as well as allowing sexual misconduct to fester, and those accused promoted, in his organization.

The article says that four of the women described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings. All of them claim that their careers suffered after they rejected his advances, and that his actions represented what they believed to be a pattern of behavior.

"What happened to me was a sexual assault, and then I was sacked for not participating", Douglas told writer Ronan Farrow.

Moonves is now involved in a lawsuit over control of CBS with Shari Redstone. "And it's just not O.K".

According to Douglas' account, she was asked to meet Moonves in his office while she was working on a sitcom called "Queens", to be sure they were - as Farrow put it - "creatively aligned". She had worked as a story analyst for the company behind "Rain Man" and "Gorillas in the Mist" before becoming a production head for Robert Evans, who had produced "The Godfather" and "Chinatown".

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A spokesperson for The New Yorker says, "We don't comment on pieces we haven't published". The actress had known Moonves for years.

Moonves has been very well compensated for his company's success. She recalled that Moonves later berated her during rehearsals for the project, and at one point called her at home and told her that she would "never work at this network again", according to the article. She believes she was sacked after turning down his advances. "It wasn't offensive", she recalled.

Mr Moonves earned $69.3m (£53m) in 2017 making him one of the highest paid chief executives in the world. When the Kirgo suggested bringing her sister along, Moonves decline the offer.

"I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the mid-90s, and I have been married to him for nearly 14 years", she wrote.

Before the story had even been published, word leaked that CBS CEO Leslie Moonves has been accused of unwanted physical attention in an incident that happened more than two decades ago. Today the portion of the board which is backing Moonves vowed to take any accusations of misconduct seriously. In 2006, Viacom spun off CBS Corporation as its own publicly traded entity, and Moonves became its president and CEO.

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