Julie Chen has released her own statement after six women have been charged with sexual abuse against her husband, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves.
Chen, co-host of the CBS Talk Show The Talk as well as the host Big Brothe tweeted, "I fully support my husband." She and Moonves got married in 2004 and have one son together.
"I knew my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the late '90s, and I've been married to him for almost 14 years." Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring business leader friendly, decent and moral person, I support my husband fully and stand behind him and his statement, "it says in their statement.
The Friday succession of The Talk was prefaced. It will return with a live show on Monday.
Meanwhile, CBS President and Chief Advertising Revenue Officer expressed support for Moonves with Variety that "Leslie has always been a solicitor and mentor to me, showing me the deepest respect at all times." He never was In fact, Leslie was my "go to" due to any challenges – there was never a problem I raised with him where I felt at risk of being treated differently than a male leader made me a better leader, and I've learned to lead from him. "
A former employee of CBS Corp. has also published a statement of support for Moonves. Brad Bessey, who formerly served as executive producer of The Talk and Entertainment Tonight said Moonve's statement was "straightforward and honest – he leads."
Moonves published his own statement to The New Yorker which was also provided to EW: "During my time at CBS, we have promoted a culture of respect and opportunity for all employees and consistently found success that puts women in the leadership positions of our company, and I recognize that decades ago there were times when I could make some women uncomfortable by making progress, mistakes and I deeply regret them, but I have always understood and respects – and sticks to the principle – that "no" means "no", and I have never abused my position to harm or hinder another's career, a time when we are all appropriate Focus on how we contribute to improving our society, and we at CBS are committed to being part of the solution. "
CBS says that it examines the claims.