Wed. Jan 22nd, 2020

Feds And NY State Authorities Investigating CBS For Workplace Concerns Following Les Moonves Sexual Abuse Revelations

Former chairman-CEO Leslie Moonves and concerns about the working environment at the company CBS disclosed Friday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it has received subpoenas from the New York District Attorney’s office and the city’s Commission on Human Rights. New York’s state Attorney General’s office has also “requested information about these matters,” the filing added.
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“The Company is cooperating with the ongoing investigation and related inquiries,” the filing stated.

 

CBS is in the midst of an investigation being conducted by two outside law firms into allegations involving Moonves, as reported in two exposes published by Ronan Farrow in the New Yorker.

 

The New York investigations could add significantly to the upheaval at the company in the wake of Moonves’ forced resignation on Sept. 9 and the ongoing internal probe. Moonves is accused of sexual misconduct dating back years and of using his clout to harm the careers of women who rebuffed him; he has denied most of the allegations. The New Yorker expose also zeroed in on what numerous sources told Farrow was a frequently hostile working environment for women at CBS News, particularly “60 Minutes,” where longtime executive producer Jeff Fager was fired earlier this month.

 

CBS is in search for permanent CEO and declined to comment to us.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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