Leslie Moonves

  • President May 15, 2019

    CBS Defends Handling of ‘Bull’ Actor and Misconduct Claim

    CBS is defending its handling of a sexual harassment claim against “Bull” drama series star Michael Weatherly.
    CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said Wednesday that Weatherly “owned” his mistake and was apologetic and remorseful.

  • CEO Dec 14, 2018

    CBS Settled With Actress Eliza Dushku Over ‘Bull’ Star’s Sexual Comments

    CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement last year with actress Eliza Dushku after on-set sexual comments from Michael Weatherly, star of the network’s show “Bull,” made her uncomfortable when she was beginning a run as a recurring character. CBS confirmed the settlement Thursday night in a statement to The Associated Press. Dushku was written off the show after complaining...

  • NBC News Dec 5, 2018

    Lawyers Say CBS Has Cause to Withhold $120M From Moonves: Report

    Lawyers hired by CBS to investigate the conduct of Leslie Moonves, the former CBS chief executive who left the company after he was accused of sexual misconduct, are preparing to tell the company that it has reason to deny the former executive $120 million in severance payments, according to a report from The New York Times. The Times said that...

  • President Sep 12, 2018

    ’60 Minutes’ Chief Jeff Fager Fired Over Policy Violation

    CBS News on Wednesday fired “60 Minutes” top executive Jeff Fager, who has been under investigation following reports that he groped women at parties and tolerated an abusive workplace. The network news president, David Rhodes, said Fager’s firing was “not directly related” to the allegations against him, but came because he violated company policy. A CBS News reporter working on...

  • CEO Aug 6, 2018

    ’Murphy Brown’ Weighs in on MeToo Movement in Series Return

    “Murphy Brown” will weigh in on the MeToo movement when the series starring Candice Bergen returns to a very different world in September, the show’s creator said Sunday.

  • CEO Jul 27, 2018

    CBS to Investigate Allegations of ‘Personal Misconduct’ Against CEO Leslie Moonves

    The CBS board of directors said on Friday that it will investigate allegations of “personal misconduct” against the network’s CEO, Leslie Moonves....
    The announcement came a few hours before The New Yorker published an article quoting six women who accused Moonves of harassment and intimidation, four of whom spoke on the record. Prior to the article’s publication, The Hollywood Reporter posted...

  • CEO Dec 16, 2017

    Major Media Players Start Commission for Sexual Misconduct

    The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein. A statement Friday announced the founding of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the...

  • CBS Aug 2, 2017

    Producer: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Delayed to Maintain Quality

    The premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery” on CBS’ subscription streaming service, CBS All Access, was postponed nine months to maintain the quality of the brand.

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2017

    NBC’s Megyn Kelly Newsmagazine Features Putin in Debut

    Megyn Kelly’s debut on NBC News this Sunday is a real-life cliffhanger involving Russian President Vladimir Putin. The former Fox News Channel personality is in Russia to participate in an onstage question-and-answer session with Putin on Friday at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. She also is pushing for an offstage interview that would be featured on the first episode...

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