DEVELOPING=> CBS CEO Leslie Moonves Accused of Sexual Misconduct in Latest Ronan Farrow Bombshell
Ronan Farrow strikes again.
CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, 68, to be accused of “unwanted kissing and touching” in a new bombshell reveal Friday afternoon by Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker.
The New Yorker is poised to publish an article by Ronan Farrow that includes allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of embattled CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
A spokesperson for The New Yorker says, “We don’t comment on pieces we haven’t published.” Sources with knowledge of the article say it delves into the broader culture at CBS and will publish later today on the magazine’s website.
CBS said in a statement that it is investigating the claims made against Moonves. “All allegations of personal misconduct are to be taken seriously,” the network stated. “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 added: “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.”
CBS was recently embroiled in another sex misconduct scandal when they fired Charlie Rose after 8 women came forward and complained about unwanted advances.
Ronan Farrow’s previous sex misconduct bombshells include outing Harvey Weinstein for his years of abuse and most recently New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
6 women accuse Moonves of sexual misconduct and retaliation.
“A sexual assault, and then I was fired.” 6 women accuse Les Moonves, CBS chief and titan of television, of sexual misconduct and retaliation—and dozens more describe a culture of impunity across his company. My 8 month @newyorker investigation: https://t.co/QjBFXY3870
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) July 27, 2018