Les Moonves is not only Chief Executive Officer at CBS, but also responsible for the final approval and disapproval of Survivor candidates.
The entertainment industry came under the sexual assault of The New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow's investigation of Les Moonves at the end of last week. The newspaper claims that the CEO of CBS Corporation (the network that sends Survivor ) has "harassed and intimidated" six women, while detailing "abuse" by a dozen.
"CBS's current current and former staff told me that Moonves 'behavior extended to key parts of the company, including CBS News and' 60 Minutes ', one of the network's most respected programs,' explains the piece. "During Moonves' term, men were promoted to CBS News, charged with sexual misconduct, while the company paid women with complaints.
The play is long, but it's an important read in the alleged top-down Culture Inadequacy at CBS While Survivor began as Mark Burnett's creation for the US version and was under his control until Jeff Probst joined Executive Producer and Showrunner, Les Moonves still plays an important role in the production
As suggested in Survivor Game Changer press interviews, Ozzy's production did not seem too keen: it was CBS (with Les Moonves shooting up) that put him back in The CEO still has to agree with all players who are to take part in the squadrons of Survivor and his word is ultimately final.
Should these allegations lead to his release, what does that mean for Survivor? The show, almost two decades later, is still a quota guide or so about every Wednesday night, so a new CEO is unlikely to make the change to remove one of their strongest shows from their television program. 1
The main factor in these allegations against Les Moonves is that justice can prevail after decades of alleged abuse and harassment. If there is uncertainty about the process of approving Survivor applicants or the show's place on the CBS plan, that comes second to more important matters.