CBS Board to Investigate Allegations of Misconduct by CEO Leslie Moonves

Les Moonves, CEO of CBS, Accused of Sexual Misconduct: Report

Dinah Kirgo, a writer for "The Tracy Ullman Show", alleges talks with Moonves in the 1980s about a television deal fell through after she rebuffed a dinner invitation from the executive. An unnamed actress says he made "polite" advances, then forcibly kissed her. They claimed these seemed to be routine. The move would lessen the amount of control that Moonves has over the company. "I mean shoved." [Emphasis theirs.] She added, "No one had ever done that to me before". Douglas told Farrow that Moonves was "violently kissing" her, and then, "aroused, pulled up her skirt and began to thrust against her".

It is only Viacom she is interested in however according to the complaint.

The following week, she says she was sacked, with Moonves telling her she wouldn't "get a f-king dime" and would "never work at this network again". "It was so invasive", she said of the threatening encounter. "It was so invasive.it has stayed with me the rest of my life, that terror".

She called it a sexual assault.

Sharon Osbourne is defending her boss. That tactic worked for Douglas and he stopped, but she threatened by the executive before she tried to leave. She believes she was sacked after turning down his advances. Moonves released her and, without looking at her, walked away. "People's reputations are important", he allegedly said. I will ruin your career.

So he went into the business side and got a job with the producer of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour". No one will hire you. Sobel confirmed her account to the New Yorker, detailing that to avoid a lawsuit, the network paid Douglas her lost wages and offered her a mini-series. "I was mediocre", he told CNN in 2006. "They just kept wishing me the best of luck". Reportedly, he's trying to prevent her from merging the two companies.

As described by 30 current and former CBS employees, this was a top-down problem, from Moonves to "60 Minutes".

The article also includes allegations that "60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager made unwanted advances.

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And in a dramatic twist The Hollywood Reporter has scooped The New Yorker, publishing news of the impending story first.

All six women also said that when they rejected Moonves, their careers suffered as a result.

"We are seeing vigorous discourse in our country about equality, inclusion, and safety in the workplace, and CBS is committed to being part of the solution", it said in a statement.

Not long after the report came out regarding Leslie Moonves, his wife, Julie Chen, came to his defense on social media. Television earlier in his career, and was instrumental in shows such as Friends reaching the air. If you haven't, Chen is pictured above.

At CBS, he launched primetime hits, such as Everybody Loves Raymond, Survivor, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Since Harvey Weinstein's downfall, Hollywood heavyweights have dropping like flies after accusations of sexual misconduct: The late Roger Ailes, Fox News chairman and CEO; Matt Lauer, longtime host of NBC's Today; Charlie Rose, co-anchor of CBS' This Morning. "But it's also a story about dozens and dozens of sources who told us that a culture of harassment and retaliation had permeated various facets of his company", he said.

Among an additional 27 women who came forward with allegations against Rose were 14 CBS News employees.

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