A New Yorker article exposing sexual misconduct allegations against CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is due to be released. That's according to the Hollywood Reporter. Viere Sam Berman has the whole story.
CBS Chief Leslie Moonves was accused of sexually harassing six women who had professional business from the 1980s to the late 2000s According to the Pulitzer Prize winner Ronan Farrow, four women described that they violently touched or kissed each other at business meetings, and two women said that Moonves physically intimidated her or threatened to derail her career. Everyone believes that their careers have suffered as a result of their rejection of their advances.
Prosecutors who recorded the record include actress and writer Illeana Douglas and writer Janet Jones, who claimed she had to push Moonves off her after violently kissing her
Moonves dismissed the allegations decided against the New Yorker back.
"I acknowledge that a few decades ago some women made it uncomfortable to make progress," he told the magazine. "These were mistakes, and I deeply regret them, but I have always understood and respected – and kept to the principle – that" no "means" no "and I never have my position to abuse or hinder one's career. "  Although Moonves' behavior is the title of New York's story, Farrow's latest report also looks at the network's culture and its role in facilitating bad behavior, such as that of relieved "CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose.
Farrow writes that 30 current and former CBS employees told him that Moonves' bad behavior affects important parts of society, including CBS News and "60 Minutes."
He adds that 19 current and former employees told him Jeff Fager, that The former chairman of CBS News and the current executive producer of "60 Minutes" allowed harassment in the department.
The board of CBS made a preemptive statement prior to the publication of the story.
In a Statement Problem On Friday, when Moonves was not mentioned by name, the board said, "All allegations of personal misconduct are serious." The independent directors of CBS are committed to investigating claims that violate the company's clear guidelines In this regard, following the completion of this investigation, which includes recent allegations that date back several decades, the Board will promptly review the findings and take appropriate action. "
The CBS Board also affirmed that the story was set The network's legal battle comes with a merger with former parent Viacom, led by CBS majority shareholder Shari Redstone.
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"While this process continues, the CBS management team has the full support of independent board members "The statement was continued. "Together with this team, we will continue to focus on creating value for our shareholders."
Redstone, who fought with Moonves for control of CBS, struck off reports that might have contributed to the New York storyline on Friday] "The malicious suggestion that Mrs. Redstone is somehow behind the allegations of inappropriate personal behavior Mr Moonves or today's report is false and self-serving, 'said a statement sent by her representative, Sara Evans, USA TODAY. Redstone hopes the investigation of these allegations will be thorough, open and transparent.
Farrow writes in his article that all the women charged with Moonves had spoken to him before the ongoing trials.
Wall Street became frightened anticipating New York history and the potential for Moonve's exit CBS 'stock price (NYSE: CBS) plunged 6% to close at $ 54.01.
Moonves, 68, has been with CBS since 1995. In 2009, he was promoted to CEO of the TV Network and later became CEO of CBS Corporation in 2016.
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Under his guard, CBS enjoyed more as a decade's most watched network with hits like "The Big Bang Theory" and "NCIS." In the 2017/18 season, which ended in May, it just kept its rating high.
Last year, reports the New Yorkers, Moonves earned nearly seventy million Dollars, which made him one of the highest paid executives in the world.  He is also married to Julie Chen, the presenter of two network shows, "The Talk" and "Big Brother." The couple, who was married at the end of 2004, have one son, Charlie, 8.
He was married to Nancy Wiesenfeld from 1978 to 2004, although the couple lived separately in 2003. They have three grown children.
Moonves began his Hollywood career as an actor with small roles in TV shows before switching his careers. He quickly rose to the leadership of 21st Century Fox Television, Lorimar and Warner Bros. Television. As president of Warner Bros., he developed the hits "Friends" and "ER" for NBC before joining CBS Entertainment as a programmer.
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