CBS’ CEO Leslie Moonves the subject of forthcoming report by Ronan Farrow

CBS investigates Les Moonves amid misconduct allegations | Media

The allegations stems from 20 years ago but also involve more recent claims, The Reporter said.

CBS head Leslie Moonves has shockingly been accused of sexual misconduct in a new exposé.

"All allegations of personal misconduct are to be taken seriously", the CBS board of directors announced in a statement. A titan of broadcasting, he has guided CBS for the better part of twenty years.

A person "familiar with the situation" told The Wall Street Journal that CBS has no plans to sideline Moonves during its investigation.

On Friday, in response to the expected Farrow report, the independent directors of the board said they would look into the charges made in the forthcoming article.

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Farrow previously won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, leading to speculation that his Moonves' report, given his high profile, could drop similar bombshells. Redstone is vice chair of the CBS Corp. board, and she hold same role at Viacom.

The New Yorker did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Hill.

CBS's board notes that the timing of this report comes in the midst of the media company's very public legal dispute with Shari Redstone and National Amusements in which the board is seeking to diminish the role of its controlling shareholder.

He joined the CBS leadership in 1995, where he and his team developed a series of successful shows including "Friends", "ER", "Everybody Loves Raymond", and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". He became its chief executive officer and president in 2006 and added the chairman title in 2016.

Multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against politicians, business leaders and entertainers in the US have been made in the past year, leading to resignations, often inspired by the #MeToo social movement. "Along with that team, we will continue to focus on creating value for our shareowners".

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