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Leslie Moonves Leaves CBS Following Allegations of Sexual Assault & Violence

Leslie Moonves Leaves CBS Following Allegations of Sexual Assault & Violence

Leslie Moonves is exiting as chairman and CEO of CBS.

The 68-year-old exec is leaving the company amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and violence. CBS confirmed the news late on Sunday afternoon (September 9).

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COO Joseph Ianniello will serve as president and acting CEO while the board conducts a search for a permanent replacement.

Earlier on the same day, The New Yorker published a piece by Ronan Farrow which featured six more women coming forward with allegations.

“The appalling accusations in this article are untrue. What is true is that I had consensual relations with three of the women some 25 years ago before I came to CBS. And I have never used my position to hinder the advancement or careers of women. In my 40 years of work, I have never before heard of such disturbing accusations,” he said in response to those allegations.

Earlier in the summer, wife Julie Chen came out in support of her husband amid initial allegations of sexual harassment.

CBS also says $20 million will be donated on his and the network’s behalf to an organization that supports #MeToo, which is set to be made immediately. The money will come from severance benefits owed to Leslie following a pending investigation into his alleged misconduct.

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  • Nelson

    Finally! Good riddance to this pig!

  • Phil the Donahue

    Dude, you have creep face. No one would admit to being forced to have your gherkin in their mouth because A. that’s embarrassing and B. Eeeew. You are a liar because no one would want to admit to having sex with you. Creep face.

  • Lewisbieber

    Julie knew all along. A sickening woman

  • Lewisbieber

    Julie knew all along. A sickening woman

  • Lewisbieber

    Julie knew all along. A sickening woman

  • Lewisbieber

    Julie knew all along. A sickening woman

  • Lewisbieber

    Julie knew all along. A sickening woman

  • Lewisbieber

    Julie knew all along. A sickening woman

  • Lewisbieber

    Julie knew all along. A sickening woman

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    bye bytch dont fuk with janet jackson… you bum azz ho!!!!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    bye bytch dont fuk with janet jackson… you bum azz ho!!!!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    bye bytch dont fuk with janet jackson… you bum azz ho!!!!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    bye bytch dont fuk with janet jackson… you bum azz ho!!!!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    bye bytch dont fuk with janet jackson… you bum azz ho!!!!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    bye bytch dont fuk with janet jackson… you bum azz ho!!!!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    bye bytch dont fuk with janet jackson… you bum azz ho!!!!

  • pppf

    And Ronan Farrow and his super powers to bring down another disgusting old man who uses power status to prey on women in the work place. But nice try Les in trying to play the victim of a couple of affairs 25 years ago. Nobody is buying it. Bye Felicia!

  • pppf

    And Ronan Farrow and his super powers to bring down another disgusting old man who uses power status to prey on women in the work place. But nice try Les in trying to play the victim of a couple of affairs 25 years ago. Nobody is buying it. Bye Felicia!

  • pppf

    And Ronan Farrow and his super powers to bring down another disgusting old man who uses power status to prey on women in the work place. But nice try Les in trying to play the victim of a couple of affairs 25 years ago. Nobody is buying it. Bye Felicia!