CBS Head Leslie Moonves Accused of Sexual Misconduct in Ronan Farrow Piece
Published Jul 27, 2018Hollywood's elite continue to have their actions exposed in the #MeToo movement. Up next, it looks as if CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is facing allegations of sexual misconduct.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, allegations about Moonves are about to surface through a New Yorker exposé from Ronan Farrow — who also won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking the story about Harvey Weinstein.
While the story has yet to surface, it will apparently include allegations of unwanted kissing and touching that apparently occurred over 20 years ago, as well as more recent incidents of misconduct.
When reached for comment, a spokesperson from the New Yorker said, "We don't comment on pieces we haven't published."
CBS also sent a statement to The Hollywood Reporter:
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.
The timing of this report comes in the midst of the Company's very public legal dispute. While that litigation process continues, the CBS management team has the full support of the independent board members. Along with that team, we will continue to focus on creating value for our shareowners.
UPDATE (7/27, 5:40 p.m.): The New Yorker has published Farrow's piece. In it, Moonves is accused of sexual harassment and intimidation by six women. Dozens of other employees allege misconduct at CBS, while Moonves denies ever crossing the line of consent. You can read the full piece here.