CBS board takes no immediate action on Les Moonves as network launches investigation of sexual misconduct

ABC News

July 30, 2018

By Bill Hutchinson

Six women whose bombshell allegations of sexual misconduct by CBS Corp. chief Les Moonves were published in The New Yorker, “want accountability,” said Ronan Farrow, who reported and wrote the piece published Friday night.

The CBS board of directors met on Monday to discuss its response to the women’s claims that Moonves engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior, including forced kissing and groping, and retaliation. Most of the alleged incidents occurred over 20 years ago with some allegedly happening as recently as the 2000s.

CBS announced Monday afternoon that the board had decided to select “outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation.”

“No other action was taken on this matter at today’s board meeting,” network executives said in a statement.

The board has previously said that it is investigating the allegations against Moonves raised in The New Yorker article.

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