CBS Officials And Les Moonves Arranging For His Departure

Leslie Moonves arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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Amid a legal dispute over control of CBS Corporation, the company’s board of directors is arranging an exit plan for CEO Les Moonves, who is under investigation for allegations of sexual harassment, The Wall Street Journal reported. 

If a deal between Moonves and the CBS board is reached, CBS’ Chief Operating Officer Joe Ianniello would take over as interim CEO and help navigate the company’s legal battle with National Amusements, CBS’ owner. The parent company, which also owns Viacom Inc. wants to merge Viacom with CBS, a move CBS leadership has been combatting for the past year.

Moonves was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment over the course of his career in a recent New Yorker article. Moonves apologized for making anyone uncomfortable, but denied all allegations that involved physical assaults.

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  1. May the door hit ya’ where the Good Lord split ya’!

  2. We have Mr. Moonves (amongst others) to thank for the billions in free coverage for candidate Trump during the 2016 primaries. I’m not sad to see him exit, hopefully he spends his golden parachute on attorney fees and settlements.

  3. Hey, Les! You may not be good for America, but the reporting on your insidious sexual harassment and your ensuing legal problems has been good for the profits of news organizations and websites! (Sound familiar, bitch?)

  4. Have to wonder if Mueller is talking to Moonves? Moonves is certainly complicit in how Trump was able to scam the country.

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