“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 Continue reading "Julie Chen Releases Statement Standing by Husband Les Moonves After New Yorker Report"
According to several people who were told about the incident at the time, a senior producer named Vicki Gordon alleged that another senior producer, Michael Radutzky, threatened to throw furniture at her and twisted her arm behind her back, causing her to scream. (Radutzky categorically denied the allegations, saying that they were fabricated. Continue reading "Current and Former Employees Allege CBS’ Jeff Fager ‘Allowed Harassment,’ Inappropriately Touched Employees"
Six women who had professional dealings with him told me that, between the nineteen-eighties and the late aughts, Moonves sexually harassed them. Four described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings, in what they said appeared to be a practiced routine. Two told me that Moonves physically intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers. All said that he became cold or hostile after they rejected his advances, and that they believed their careers suffered as a result. “What happened to me was a sexual assault, and then I was fired for not participating,” the actress Continue reading "Six Women Accuse CBS’ Les Moonves of Sexual Harassment in Bombshell New Report"
CBS declined to comment. A spokesperson for The New Yorker says “We don’t comment on pieces we haven’t published.” Sources with knowledge of the article say it delves into the broader culture at CBS and will publish later today on the magazine’s website. The allegations are said in part to involve instances of unwanted kissing and touching that occurred more than twenty years ago.Farrow, of course, has extensively reported on numerous stories of serious allegations against high-profile figures like Harvey Weinstein. CBS has issued a statement:
The full CBS statement on Leslie Moonves expose: https://t.co/4R6ivtYNG0 pic.twitter.com/dByoGloHQ5 — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 27, Continue reading "CBS’ Moonves Reportedly Accused of Sexual Misconduct in Impending New Yorker Report"
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo on Sunday said that “there will be” a next school shooting if Americans do not “start using the ballot box” to elect officials who support gun control measures. Acevedo made the comment on CBS’ Face the Nation just two days after a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas claimed the lives of 10 individuals. “We need to start using the ballot box and ballot initiatives to take the matters out of the hands of people that are doing nothing that are elected into the hands of the people to see that the will of the people Continue reading "Houston Police Chief Urges Gun Control Advocates to ‘Start Using the Ballot Box’"
"We've got to make sure that everyone stores [guns] in a responsible manner, and that there are significant penalties when they fail to do so and people die as a result"@ArtAcevedo appeared today on @FaceTheNation https://t.co/yo6Sw3lKAR pic.twitter.com/42ETFspMoy — Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 20, 2018