CBS CEO Leslie Moonves Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Multiple Women in New Yorker Exposé

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The New Yorker will soon publish an exposé accusing CBS CEO Leslie Moonves of “unwanted kissing and touching,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sources tell the publication that the article by Ronan Farrow, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein, also delves into the culture at CBS. Some of the alleged misconduct described in Farrow’s piece happened more than 20 years ago, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The CBS Independent Directors released a statement that they are “committed to investigating claims that violate” their policies, which go back “several decades.” They also said the report comes in the “midst of the Company’s very public legal dispute,” and they would “promptly review the findings and take appropriate action.” The New Yorker declined to comment. CBS has previously faced scrutiny after host Charlie Rose was accused of sexual misconduct by more than two dozen women. The network is currently attempting to purchase Viacom, which it previously owned. CBS shares fell six percent after news of the exposé circulated.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast