Leslie Moonves & Wife Julie Chen Respond To His Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Leslie Moonves is speaking out.

As we reported, on Friday, The New Yorker released a shocking exposé written by Ronan Farrow where six woman accuse the CBS CEO of sexual misconduct.

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After the article was published, the 68-year-old executive released the following statement where he apologizes for possibly making “some women uncomfortable by making advances.”

He said:

“Throughout my time at CBS, we have promoted a culture of respect and opportunity for all employees, and have consistently found success elevating women to top executive positions across our Company. I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances. Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely. But I always understood and respected – and abided by the principle – that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I have never misused my position to harm or hinder anyone’s career. This is a time when we all are appropriately focused on how we help improve our society, and we at CBS are committed to being part of the solution.”‘

That same day, wife Julie Chen released a statement on Twitter, supporting her husband through the scandal. The Big Brother host did not address the controversy on Friday’s episode of The Talk as it was pre-taped.


CBS, who have launched an investigation, also spoke out following the article’s release.

“CBS is very mindful of all workplace issues and takes each report of misconduct very seriously. We do not believe, however, that the picture of our Company created in The New Yorker represents a larger organization that does its best to treat its tens of thousands of employees with dignity and respect. 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 to those important issues.”

You can read the full piece HERE.

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Jul 27, 2018 8:37pm PDT