Julie Chen is standing by her husband, Les Moonves, after he was accused of sexual harassment in a report revealed by The New Yorker on Friday.
“I’ve recognized my husband, Leslie Moonves, because the late ‘90s, and I’ve been married to him for nearly 14 years,” Chen wrote in a statement on Twitter.
She continued: “Leslie is an efficient man and a loving father, devoted husband and galvanizing company chief. He has all the time been a form, first rate and ethical human being. I absolutely assist my husband and stand behind him and his assertion.”
Six girls have accused CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves of sexual harassment, based on Ronan Farrow’s newest report, revealed by The New Yorker.
Moreover, greater than two dozen firm workers, previous and current, detailed incidents of harassment, gender discrimination or retaliation at CBS, the report stated.
Chen and Moonves started their romance in 2003, when he was nonetheless married to spouse Nancy Wiesenfeld Moonves.
When Chen’s relationship with the CBS government grew to become public, she was the host of “The Early Present” on the community. She has since nabbed the roles of host on “The Discuss” and “Large Brother,” each, after all, on CBS.
Moonves and Chen share one baby, a younger son named Charlie.
His estranged spouse on the time was seething when Moonves left her for Chen and hardly stored her complaints to herself.
She advised the New York Day by day Information in 2004, “I knew our marriage would finish ultimately. However the best way it occurred was not appropriate, it was not ethical.”
Nancy added of CBS, “Neither I nor our kids have watched it in years. I do not need to see [Chen]. It isn’t wholesome for me or my children.”
She advised the publication she stayed in Los Angeles through the last years of her marriage to Moonves.
“I used to be uncomfortable coming to New York,” she stated. “I felt that everyone knew about what was occurring [between Moonves and Chen]. And all people did know. Besides me.”
Chen advised Buzzfeed in 2015 she has a troublesome time with public scrutiny. She stated she skilled a variety of backlash when “Large Brother” first hit the air, and it was powerful to deal with.
“I learn what was written about me and — shock, shock — the bulk wasn’t type. It is a scary, darkish, lonely place. A part of me thought there would all the time be haters, however generally you learn a remark and understand there is a grain of fact to it: ‘I may see why they assume that of me.’”
Rumors have swirled since 2011 that Chen isn’t notably well liked by her co-hosts on “The Discuss.” The New York Submit reported on the time that Chen advised her castmates, “My husband can hearth your asses any day,” inflicting comprehensible tensions on the set.
Moonves spoke out concerning the rumors after the thrill didn’t die down by itself.
“Anyone that is aware of my spouse is aware of she would by no means say that,” he advised Newsweek that very same yr.
In 2015 he sang her praises.
“She’s unbelievably accessible, very good, and delivers quite a lot of belief, but you are feeling like she may very well be your buddy,” Moonves advised Buzzfeed. “She’s somebody you need to hang around with.”
Chen gushed about her residence life together with her exec within the interview, explaining she put her desires of being a international correspondent apart to be with Moonves and her son.
“I have a look at my life outdoors of [work] and my household is so vital,” she stated. “I may by no means see having the life I’ve now at residence with my son and my husband and being a international correspondent… I could not do each issues properly.”