Tuesday, April 16, 2024

CBS Says Les Is More, Moonves Stays While Company Investigates Sexual Misconduct Allegations


The statement: “CBS Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors is in the process of selecting outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation. No other action was taken on this matter at today’s board meeting.”

The CBS Board met from 9am to noon Pacific Time. I think most everyone assumed they’d ask Moonves to step aside during an investigation. But Moonves is a tough cookie and stood his ground. For one thing, CBS is very successful under him. For another, no one comes to mind as a successor.

The #MeToo movement will go crazy since The New Yorker came up with six solid women who accused Moonves of wrong doing. But he’s not going anywhere. And “Big Brother” can continue with Julie Chen.

Roger Friedman
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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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