New Yorker exposé will detail sexual misconduct allegations involving CBS CEO: report
Leslie Moonves, the longtime CEO of CBS, will be accused of sexual misconduct in an upcoming Ronan Farrow exposé in The New Yorker, according to a story in The Hollywood Reporter.
The news of the exposé on Moonves, 68, sent shockwaves through the media and entertainment industries, sending shares of CBS Corp. down more than 6 percent.
The New Yorker’s story will detail allegations that Moonves, who has served as chief executive of CBS since 2003, engaged in sexual misconduct including unwanted touching and kissing, according to The Hollywood Reporter story. The allegations stem from 20 years ago but also involve more recent claims, the Reporter said.
The New Yorker did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Hill.
CBS said in a statement it is taking the allegations “seriously” while launching its own investigation into the claims.
Weinstein was arraigned on charges earlier this month of first- and third-degree rape and committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree. Farrow’s reporting on Weinstein, along with reporting from The New York Times, helped launch the “Me Too” movement.