According to the New Yorker, six women have accused CBS President, Leslie Moonves of sexual misconduct and dozens more have come forward claiming he creates an environment of intimidation and sexual harassment at the company. On Monday, CBS announced that they will be hiring outside counsel to investigate the accusations and the Moonves, who is one of the highest paid execs in the business, will continue to work during the investigation.
Some of the allegations date back decades and women have accused Moonves or groping them during meetings and even locking them in his office while they were meeting. Others accused Moonves of firing women who did not accept his sexual advances, but rather promoted men who engaged in similar sexual inappropriate behaviors.
“All allegations of personal misconduct are to be taken seriously. The Independent Directors of CBS have committed to investigating claims that violate the Company’s clear policies in that regard. Upon the conclusion of that investigation, which involves recently reported allegations that go back several decades, the Board will promptly review the findings and take appropriate action,” CBS said in a statement to the New Yorker.
Moonves’ wife, Julie Chen, host of ‘The Talk’ took to Twitter to defend her husband. Check her tweet below:
— Julie Chen (@JulieChen) July 27, 2018
source – theverge