CBS CEO Leslie Moonves to face accusations in Ronan Farrow exposé: Report


Leslie Moonves, the Hollywood powerhouse who's been at the helm of CBS since 1995, is reportedly the focus of Ronan Farrow's upcoming exposé for the New Yorker, according to THR.

Moonves, the chairman and CEO of CBS, is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry. The allegations against Moonves reportedly span several decades and include claims of unwanted sexual contact.

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CBS' board issued a statement Friday: “All allegations of personal misconduct are to be taken seriously. The Independent Directors of CBS have committed to investigating claims that violate the Company’s clear policies in that regard."

Farrow became a household name in late 2017 when he published the bombshell story that ultimately toppled Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein, who is now faced with various degrees of sexual assault charges.

Moonves, 68, is married to Julie Chen, who hosts CBS' long-running "Big Brother." They wed in 2004, less than two weeks after Moonves finalized a divorce from his previous wife.

Before joining CBS, Moonves was President/CEO of Warner Bros. Television.

The new Farrow piece is just the latest in a long string of Hollywood figures exposed for alleged sexual misconduct over the past nine months. Last year, CBS fired Charlie Rose after a Washington Post investigation into his internal behavior.

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