The CBS board of administrators is within the means of selecting outdoors counsel to conduct an investigation after firm CEO Les Moonves was accused of sexual misconduct.
In an announcement, CBS mentioned that “no different motion” was taken on the matter at Monday’s board assembly.
The assembly was scheduled earlier than a bombshell report in The New Yorker Friday detailed allegations in opposition to the CEO. Six girls informed the journal that Moonves sexually harassed them.
In an announcement to The New Yorker that was additionally obtained by CNNMoney on Friday, Moonves mentioned he has “promoted a tradition of respect and alternative for all workers” all through his tenure at CBS.
“I acknowledge that there have been occasions many years in the past once I could have made some girls uncomfortable by making advances,” Moonves mentioned. “These had been errors, and I remorse them immensely. However I all the time understood and revered — and abided by the precept — that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I’ve by no means misused my place to hurt or hinder anybody’s profession.”
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The concept Moonves ought to step apart through the probe was raised by no less than some board members this weekend, in accordance with one supply who spoke to CNNMoney on Sunday.
The board additionally mentioned on Monday that it might postpone its annual assembly of stockholders, which was scheduled to be held August 10. A brand new date has not but been introduced. It was not clear why the board determined to reschedule that assembly.
— CNNMoney’s Dylan Byers contributed to this report.
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed July 30, 2018: four:21 PM ET