CBS stock took a nosedive today after it was revealed that CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood is about to exposed by Ronan Farrow for allegations of sexual misconduct. Farrow is the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who broke the Harvey Weinstein bombshell scandal that rocked the world of elitist Hollywood.
The New Yorker is poised to publish an article by Ronan Farrow that includes allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of embattled CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
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.
CBS said that it is investigating the claims made against Moonves. “All allegations of personal misconduct are to be taken seriously,” the network stated. “The Independent Directors of CBS have committed to investigating claims that violate the Company’s clear policies in that regard. Upon the conclusion of that investigation, which involves recently reported allegations that go back several decades, the Board will promptly review the findings and take appropriate action.”
The allegations are said in part to involve instances of unwanted kissing and touching that occurred more than 20 years ago, as well as numerous claims that occurred more recently.
Moonves, 68, has been married to CBS personality Julie Chen since 2004. (The two wed less than two weeks after Moonves finalized his divorce from Nancy Wiesenfeld, whom he had married in 1978.) –Hollywood Reporter
Last year, President Trump tweeted about the NFL’s “bad ratings”, after several of the players knelt during the National Anthem in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter terror group:
Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
TMZ caught up with CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves to ask about the NFL’s drop in ratings. Moonves denied that their ratings were down: