Chuck Lorre came to TCA to cram his new Netflix comedy The Kominsky Project but was asked about New Yorker's blockbuster Friday play, in which six women claimed their Career suffered as they rejected unwanted advances from CBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves
Lorre, the king of radio comedy, has three hit comedies at CBS, including the country's first sitcom The Big Bang Theory, Junction Young Sheldon, and Mom.
A reporter asked Lorre what role he plays as a powerful producer on the network in ensuring that the business is a secure environment.
Lorre first told the reporter that she should "talk" later, "he did not say that it was the right place to discuss it, but then added," I think it's important to have a safe work environment to have. I have been on television in some unsafe working environments; You can read about them "getting a laugh."
"They can not do good work in an unsafe environment, and it has to be made safe for everyone," insisted Lorre.
"Why else would anyone want to work in this environment. You can not do a comedy when you're scared. You can not do a good job if you do not feel safe.
Lorre then messed it up and insisted that it was "natural" for everyone to deserve "courtesy and decency."
CBS's independent directors released a statement before Friday's New York inquiry, in which six women describe unwanted kissing and touching ̵
Investigative reporter Ronan Farrow interviewed the women who claim that they were sexually molested by Moonves between the eighties and the late years and suffered professionally after they
"What happened to me was a sexual assault, and then I was fired because I did not attend," said actress and writer Illeana Douglas in New Yorker published online Friday and will appear in the 6th and 13th August 2018 print edition.
All women who spoke with Farrow said they feared compensation from Moonves, one of the industry's most powerful and well-paid executives.
In a New Yorker statement, Moonves said he realized "decades ago there were times when I could make some women uncomfortable by making progress."
"Those were mistakes, and me repent them immensely. "