CBS CEO Les Moonves Sexual Misconduct Allegation 'Taken Seriously' Says Network

CBS CEO Les Moonves Sexual Misconduct Allegation 'Taken Seriously' Says Network

CBS CEO Les Moonves Sexual Misconduct Allegation 'Taken Seriously' Says Network

"The malicious insinuation that Ms. Redstone is somehow behind the allegations of inappropriate personal behavior by Mr. Moonves or today's reports is false and self-serving", Redstone spokeswoman Sara Evans said.

CBS' independent directors affirmed their "full support" for Moonves and his management team in the statement acknowledging the allegations and the plan to initiate an investigation. CBS has previously dealt with sexual misconduct allegations against journalist Charlie Rose, which led to his firing from the network.

One of Hollywood's most powerful executives is facing allegations of misconduct in a soon-to-be-released article from The New Yorker.

The New Yorker did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Hill.

The allegations against Moonves involve incidents that go back, in part, more than 20 years, the Hollywood Reporter reported earlier on Friday, citing sources with knowledge of the matter who it did not identify.

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Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corp., in September 2017. Farrow won a Pulitzer past year for dealing the initial blow to now-disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for his decades of alleged sexual misconduct, harassment and assault against female subordinates.

Ms Redstone and Mr Moonves are now battling in the courts as he tries to thwart her plan to merge the two companies.

CBS shares plunged on news of the company's investigation into its CEO and chairman.

Multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against politicians, business leaders and entertainers in the USA have been made in the past year, leading to resignations, often inspired by the #MeToo social movement.

The CBS Board also acknowledged the timing of the story comes during CBS' legal bid to fight off a merger with Viacom, its former parent company. "Along with that team, we will continue to focus on creating value for our shareowners", the directors said.

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