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Julie Chen Supports Husband Leslie Moonves After Sexual Harassment Accusations

Julie Chen Supports Husband Leslie Moonves After Sexual Harassment Accusations

Julie Chen is defending her husband Leslie Moonves after several women accused him of sexual misconduct.

In a new investigation published by Ronan Farrow, six women over several decades were reportedly harassed by Leslie, including forcible touching or kissing during business meetings.

Leslie responded to the allegations, apologizing for ever making any women uncomfortable.

“I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances. Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely. But I always understood and respected — and abided by the principle — that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I have never misused my position to harm or hinder anyone’s career,” Leslie said in part of his statement.

Julie also responded to defend her husband, writing, “I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the mid-90s, and I have been married to him for almost 14 years. Leslie is a good man and loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader. He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being. I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement.”

Click inside to read Leslie’s entire statement…

Throughout my time at CBS, we have promoted a culture of respect and opportunity for all employees, and have consistently found success elevating women to top executive positions across our company. I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances. Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely. But I always understood and respected — and abided by the principle — that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I have never misused my position to harm or hinder anyone’s career. This is a time when we all are appropriately focused on how we help improve our society, and we at CBS are committed to being part of the solution.”

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  • ✮Jennie✮

    Good for her for sticking by him. These witch hunts have got to end!
    It was a different time 20-30 years ago and I don’t think men should be held
    responsible for actions that were more acceptable back then. Even mild flirting 20 years ago might be considered harassment today. That is Bull!

  • quartzoup

    This man is a media executive, it’s not a “witch hunt”, it’s bringing men who have abused their power to task. Now I agree that some of these metoo stories are hard to believe, especially the ones about ex lovers. But this guy was touching them IN business meetings. No woman should ever put up with that, not in the 1800′s, and not today.

  • cuzjcacjo

    but there are recent ones, not all of them were old allegations. someone famous just came forward about a recent incident

  • ✮Jennie✮

    It is a “Witch Hunt” celebrities far and wide are walking on egg shells and apologizing profusely for even the slightest encounters. That mentality is bleeding into society making men squeamish at even the thought of asking a woman out anymore.

  • SquidBillie

    No, your comment is bull, because you don’t even know what you’re talking about. What do you know about the “different time” 20-30 years ago? It was not acceptable.

  • Michael Lambretti

    LOL. Of course she does, what else would she say. She only cares about one thing, his money.

  • cutitout

    Here we go again. These stories are completely one sided. people always leave out their part in these “unwarranted” advances. We all know how women in this industry flirt and charm their way into deals . Sometimes the men actually believe you want them.

  • ✮Jennie✮

    No, your boss chasing you around the desk was not just a trope. It was a reality 30 years ago. Women weren’t thrilled with that behavior but they didn’t make such a huge deal of it back then. You just rolled your eyes and joked your way out of it. You didn’t run around screaming rape just because someone pinched your butt.

  • ✮Jennie✮

    Daily Mail stated that the allegations were only from the 1980′s and that’s why the charges were dropped. The statute of limitation have expired.

  • cuzjcacjo

    i guess we have to wait and see. my understanding from news reports was that they could not do anything police-wise because the years are too many but internally there were more recent issues and the new yorker gives women citing instances in 2003-2006. i think we can even make the argument he was hitting on chen in a forceful way (while married) and she went for it, making her one of these women in her own way. and that would have been in 2004, around that same time. i think he didn’t do anything horrible like HW, just that they aren’t all from the way-back