Chen responded to allegations of sexual misconduct on Monday in the episode of "The Talk," premiering an earlier tweet she wrote last week about the embattled CBS boss.
Julie Chen doubled up in the defense of her husband Leslie Moonves, a few days after The New Yorker released a revelation accusing the CBS chairman of sexual misconduct. In the episode of The Talk Chen addressed the scandal.
"Some of you may know what has happened in my life in the last few days, I made the only statement I want to do on Twitter," she said at the beginning of the show. "And I will stand by that statement today, tomorrow, forever."
Chen referred to the tweet she sent on Friday, in which she stars Moonves ̵
"I know my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the mid-90s and I've been married to him for almost 14 years," wrote the TV presenter last Week. "Leslie is a good man and a loving father, a dedicated husband and an inspiring business leader, he has always been a friendly, decent and moral person, I support my husband fully and stand behind him and his testimony."
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New Yorker article, written by Ronan Farrow, six different women accused Moonves of sexual harassment and intimidation. Four of these women claimed that he violently touched or kissed them during business meetings. According to authoress Illeana Douglas, one of the prosecutors, she was "fired because she did not participate in Moonve's alleged behavior."
Moonves later rejected the allegations in a statement. "During my time at CBS, we have promoted a culture of respect and opportunity for all employees, and have consistently found success in making women leaders in our company," he said. "I recognize that there were decades in the past where I could make some women uncomfortable, mistakes, and I deeply regret them, but I have always understood and respected – and upheld the principle – that & # 39; no means 'no,' and I have never used my position to damage or hinder one's career, and this is a time when all of us are properly focused on how we contribute to the betterment of our society, and we CBS is committed to being part of the solution. " The allegations against Moonves come as CBS engages in a fight with Sumner and Shari Redstone, who control both CBS and Viacom, the parent company of MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures, through voting rights of National Amusements. Moonves tries to dilute these stocks because he is worried that the Redstones might try to merge Viacom with CBS, and National Amusements and CBS are suing each other for the ordeal. CBS went on to claim that Shari was responsible for exposing sexual misconduct claims against Moonves, despite a denial issued by a Shari representative.
"The vicious suggestion that Mrs. Redstone is somehow behind allegations of inappropriate personal behavior by Mr. Moonves or today's reports is false and self-serving," said Shari's representative. "[Shari] hopes the investigation of these allegations will be thorough, open and transparent."