Julie Chen Releases Statement Standing by Husband Les Moonves After New Yorker Report

CBS’ Julie Chen has released a statement making it clear that she is standing by her husband Leslie Moonves in the wake of an explosive New Yorker report by Ronan Farrow detailing sexual misconduct allegations against Moonves. The report details the account of six women who come forward accusing Moonves of forcible kissing and other unwanted sexual behavior. In response to the allegations, Moonves issued the following statement, which also appeared in The New Yorker report:
“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"

Current and Former Employees Allege CBS’ Jeff Fager ‘Allowed Harassment,’ Inappropriately Touched Employees

Ronan Farrow‘s bombshell new report on sexual harassment accusations against CBS CEO Les Moonves also features some serious allegations against former CBS News chairman Jeff Fager. Fager, currently the executive producer of 60 Minutes, is being accused by “nineteen current and former employees” of fostering an environment that “allowed harassment in the division.” Multiple former employees have alleged Fager “would touch employees in ways that made them uncomfortable” at company parties and once “made drunken advances” to one female producer. And then there are the allegations of allowing this workplace climate to go on:
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 Accuse CBS’ Les Moonves of Sexual Harassment in Bombshell New Report

The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow has just published a bombshell report on CBS CEO Leslie Moonves allegedly sexually harassing six women and leading a company where sexual misconduct was allowed to fester. The alleged sexual misconduct occurred from the 1980’s to the late 2000’s and involved forcible kissing or unwanted sexual contact. Farrow reports:
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’ Moonves Reportedly Accused of Sexual Misconduct in Impending New Yorker Report

There is apparently a new report coming out on allegations of sexual misconduct against a high-profile media figure. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Ronan Farrow has another bombshell dropping in The New Yorker later today about Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS:
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:

CBS’s John Dickerson Hits Trump: You Can’t Say You Don’t Know About Something and Be On Tape Discussing It

CBS News anchor John Dickerson appeared on The Late Show and weighed in on various subjects surrounding the Trump presidency. Dickerson first addressed the recently-released that recorded then-candidate Donald Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen discussing the payment of silencing former Playboy model Karen McDougal about her alleged affair him the current president. “You cannot say you don’t know about something and then be on tape orchestrating the arrangement of the thing you previously said you didn’t know about,” Dickerson said. “He’s that good,” Stephen Colbert reacted. The CBS This Morning co-host called it “quite a serious deal” and that we all should still think that our president “should tell us the truth about things.” Colbert then pointed out that we now “grade” Trump’s lies “on a scale” that includes “betraying our country to a hostile foreign power,” but Dickerson added that the scale was also changed for Bill Continue reading "CBS’s John Dickerson Hits Trump: You Can’t Say You Don’t Know About Something and Be On Tape Discussing It"

WATCH: Homeland Security Agents Bust in on CBS Interview With an ICE Whistleblower

A CBS interview with an ICE whistleblower was interrupted in wild fashion when two Homeland Security agents suddenly showed up at the whistleblower’s front door. In a segment which aired on CBS This Morning Thursday, CBS correspondent Jamie Yuccas was speaking with former ICE spokesman James Schwab — in what was his first television interview since his sudden resignation in March. Schwab told CBS he quit his post after Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a public claim that ICE failed to make 800 arrests as a result of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tipping off the community to ICE’s planned raid. Days earlier, in a carefully worded statement, Schwab told the media that “some” arrests had been lost due to the tip off. But then Sessions came out with the inflated number, and Schwab was peeved. “Completely false,” he said of the Sessions claim. Schwab added, “That made me extremely uncomfortable. Continue reading "WATCH: Homeland Security Agents Bust in on CBS Interview With an ICE Whistleblower"

Houston Police Chief Urges Gun Control Advocates to ‘Start Using the Ballot Box’

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’"