Les Moonves

  • CEO Jan 18, 2019

    Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves to Challenge Severance Denial

    Former CBS CEO Les Moonves is fighting the company’s decision to deny his $120 million severance package following his firing over sexual misconduct allegations. Moonves is demanding binding arbitration proceedings to challenge the decision, CBS announced in a filing Thursday with the Security Exchange Commission. The company’s board of directors denied Moonves his severance last month after concluding that he...

  • CEO Dec 18, 2018

    CBS Denies Former CEO Les Moonves $120 Million Severance

    CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. The decision, which came after a five-month outside investigation, capped the downfall of one of television’s most influential figures, the biggest entertainment powerbroker to...

  • NBC Dec 14, 2018

    Cybill Shepherd Says Les Moonves Canceled CBS Show After She Rebuffed His Advances

    Actress Cybill Shepherd said her 1990s CBS sitcom was pulled after she turned down advances from now-former network head Les Moonves, an experience she called “very painful,” NBC News reported. “My show could have run another five years, but I didn’t fall on the right side of Les,” she said during an interview on SiriusXM’s The Michelle Collins Show that...

  • actor Oct 11, 2018

    Study Finds 1 in 3 Executives Changed Behavior After #MeToo

    Although media coverage of the #MeToo movement has typically focused on public figures, the movement has also reshaped how companies handle and work to prevent sexual harassment allegations on a daily basis, with varying degrees of success, according to a recent study. An increase in sexual assault allegations has caused company leadership to reconsider how employer and employee behavior affects...

  • CEO Sep 14, 2018

    Julie Chen Signs Off ‘Big Brother' as Julie Chen Moonves

    Julie Chen returned to television with an unusual sign-off days after her husband, Les Moonves, resigned as the CEO of CBS after sexual misconduct allegations.

  • law firms Sep 10, 2018

    Leslie Moonves Out as CBS CEO After Sexual Harassment Allegations

    CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is leaving his post following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct that spanned much of his career, the company announced on Sunday evening. CBS announced Moonves will depart as chairman, president and chief executive officer “effective immediately.” The company said COO Joseph Ianniello will now act as president and acting CEO “while the Board conducts a search...

  • CEO Sep 6, 2018

    CBS Board in Negotiations for CEO Moonves Exit: Sources

    The CBS board is deep in settlement talks with CEO Les Moonves that would result in his departure and the appointment of COO Joe Ianniello as his interim replacement, people close to the negotiations told CNBC. The talks have been going on for some time but have yet to reach a conclusion given continued back and forth about his exit...

  • California Aug 6, 2018

    '60 Minutes' Exec Named in Misconduct Article Delays Return

    The executive producer of the CBS news show “60 Minutes” is delaying his return from vacation until an investigation into sexual misconduct claims at the network wraps up. Meanwhile, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl told reporters on Sunday that CBS isn’t saying it’s perfect and that there’s room for improvement in any large company. The executives are dealing with fallout...

  • Los Angeles Aug 2, 2018

    CBS CEO Les Moonves Silent on Sexual Misconduct Accusations in First Public Statements

    Leslie Moonves, the chief executive of CBS, did not address misconduct allegations against him during the company’s earnings call on Thursday, his first opportunity to speak publicly since the allegations were first made public.

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