CBS Asks Les Moonves to Step Down Due to Sexual Harassment Allegations
Moonves and CBS will donate $20 million to organizations supporting the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace.
Moonves is out and Ianniello is in, said CBS in a September 9 news release. CBS chairman, president and CEO Leslie Moonves has been asked by the CBS board to step down amidst sexual harassment allegations against him. Effective yesterday, chief operating officer Joseph Ianniello will serve as president and acting CEO while the board conducts a search for a permanent replacement. Until a permanent CEO has been found, the board chairman position will remain vacant. Moonves has been married to personality Julie Chen of The Talk and Big Brother fame for 14 years.
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