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.