CBS’ CEO Leslie Moonves the subject of forthcoming report by Ronan Farrow

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The CEO of CBS is being accused of sexual misconduct. and the network says it's investigating and the allegations are being taken seriously. "While that litigation process continues, the CBS management team has the full support of the independent board members". When that investigation is finished, the board will "take appropriate action", it said.

For the past few months, Moonves also has been locked in a bitter battle over CBS with the Redstone family, which has controlled the company for decades. "Along with that team, we will continue to focus on creating value for our shareowners". Moonves wants a reunion to go forward under very specific conditions, including one in which he and his deputies would retain executive control of the combined unit.

The report said that 30 current and former CBS employees interviewed for the story described a culture of gender discrimination at the network, with men being promoted over women despite allegations of misconduct.

Previously, he worked for Warner Brothers and also Lorimar Productions before moving on to CBS, where he aided in the creation of hits like Dallas and Knots Landing.

Mr Moonves, who has led the company since 1998, topped Variety magazine's annual listing of the highest paid media executives, taking home $69.3 million in 2017.

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A spokesperson at CBS said Moonves has "no additional comment at this time".

Leslie Moonves, the Chairman, CEO, and president of CBS, is reportedly about to be accused of sexual misconduct in a bombshell report by Ronan Farrow at The New Yorker. Today the portion of the board which is backing Moonves vowed to take any accusations of misconduct seriously.

As for the story itself, and the allegations therein, we'll update this post and/or share new information as soon as it comes to light. Moonves is highly regarded as one of the most successful programmers in TV history for leading CBS' rebirth in the mid-1990s and keeping the mothership CBS broadcast network as the nation's most-watched network overall for 15 of the past 16 television seasons.

Moonves, 68, has fought the merger. In May, Moonves' CBS sued Redstone to stop her from taking control of company.

"Ms. Redstone hopes that the investigation of these allegations is thorough, open and transparent".