Thursday, June 13, 2024

CBS Braces for Chaos as The New Yorker Prepares to Publish Les Moonves #MeToo Shocker


Six months ago I was told that the New Yorker and maybe the New York Times were working on #metoo pieces about CBS chairman Les Moonves.

Every few weeks there was a whisper one of the stories was coming. Then there was silence again.

Now Kim Masters reports that The New Yorker piece by Ronan Farrow is about to hit the world. The New Yorker website will probably crash. CBS stock is already down.

Is the story real? Or is just part of the corporate nuclear war between Moonves and Shari Redstone? Stay tuned…


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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