It comes after six women made new sexual misconduct allegations against CBS chief Leslie Moonves, whose reign as one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood appears nearing an end. The filing also says Moonves agreed to perform "transition advisory services" for a year (or until the board determines if he can be fired "for cause") and that CBS will provide office services and security services for up to two years after his resignation. Discussions with Viacom blew up and soon segued into Moonves' ouster over sexual misconduct allegations from more than a dozen women.
With those optics in mind, CBS said Sunday night that Moonves and CBS will donate $20 million to organizations that support the #MeToo movement and other groups fighting for workplace equity for women. It also mentioned that Moonves will not be receiving any severance packages at this time and along with CBS while the investigation into these allegations continues.
"Untrue allegations from decades ago are now being made against me that are not consistent with who I am". "I've never been nervous in my life", Osbourne said, "but I'm kind of very nervous right now", seeing as she and the other co-hosts were about to "talk about something that affects everybody's lives here at CBS", where Moonves was CEO and chairman.
"The best part of this journey has been working alongside the dedicated and talented people in this company", he said.
Leslie Moonves, one of the most powerful figures in the entertainment industry, has officially resigned from his position as the chairman and CEO of CBS on Sunday evening, September 9, 2018, CNN reports. The chairman position will remain open until the company names a permanent CEO.
Farrow posted another article featuring six other women with allegations against Moonves.
As that investigation progressed it was widely reported that Moonves would leave the network shortly and was negotiating a severance package. Much of Moonves' tenure at CBS has been marked by a power struggle with Redstone over her plan to merge CBS and Viacom.
But CBS said Mr Moonves would not receive any severance benefits until the result of an independent investigation into his conduct.
Moonves joined the former CBS Corporation in 1995 as president of CBS Entertainment.
Mr Moonves has been one of the most powerful executives in United States media, joining CBS in 1995 as head of entertainment and becoming CEO of CBS Corp in 2006.
One of them, Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, filed a complaint a year ago with Los Angeles police, saying he had forced her to perform fellatio on him and thrown her violently against a wall. In one instance, a woman accused him of violently throwing her against a wall. "But I always understood and respected. that "no" means "no".
Though she can not claim damages in civil court and a criminal investigation is out of the question, Golden-Gottlieb said she wanted to speak out to rid herself of having to carry the secret.
The CBS board of directors announced in response to the first New Yorker story that it had tasked two outside law firms with investigating the allegations against Moonves, as well as "CBS News and cultural issues at all levels of CBS".
"In my 40 years of work, I have never before heard of such disturbing accusations", the 68-year-old continued. "I know I needed to say something".
In a note to CBS employees that was seen by Reuters, Ianniello did not mention the allegations against Moonves, saying that the company was in a position of strategic strength and that it was important to make clear the company's commitment to "diversity, inclusion and a safe and positive working environment". All said that he became cold or hostile after they rejected his advances, and that they believed their careers suffered as a result.