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Les Moonves
« on: July 27, 2018, 03:09:33 PM »
(Reuters) - U.S. broadcasting and media company CBS Corp (CBS.N) said on Friday it was investigating allegations of personal misconduct by its chief executive Leslie Moonves ahead of an upcoming New Yorker article that is expected to detail the claims.

“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,” CBS said in a statement.

It was not clear when exactly the New Yorker would publish its story or what its contents would be. Moonves and the New Yorker did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The allegations come as Moonves is locked in a battle over control of CBS with the company’s largest shareholder, National Amusements Inc, owned by Shari Redstone and her father Sumner Redstone who proposed merging CBS with media company Viacom Inc (VIAB.O), also owned by National Amusements.

Full story:     https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cbs-moonves/cbs-shares-tumble-on-report-of-sexual-misconduct-by-ceo-moonves-idUSKBN1KH264

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Re: Les Moonves
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 03:14:40 PM »
Looks like the Wheel of MeToo has landed on Moonves now.


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Re: Les Moonves
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 06:45:13 PM »
What will happen for TAR, Survivor and BB, if Moonves is sacked?
Just some weird Australian bloke, who likes reality TV shows...

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Re: Les Moonves
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 07:34:47 PM »
Depends on who takes his place, should he get sacked

This news is the most concerning regarding TAR for me, tbh

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Re: Les Moonves
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 08:29:36 PM »
Imo nothing. CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl renews the shows and schedules them. He has more interest in their reality content than the last president. It was his idea to give TAR the Wednesday slot. His idea to renew CBB. Les looks over CBSTV's spending, ratings, and new show development.
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Re: Les Moonves
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 09:32:51 PM »
What will happen for TAR, Survivor and BB, if Moonves is sacked?

Imo nothing. CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl renews the shows and schedules them. He has more interest in their reality content than the last president. It was his idea to give TAR the Wednesday slot. His idea to renew CBB. Les looks over CBSTV's spending, ratings, and new show development.
He is a she.

Also, the problem in the era of #MeToo is that some of these claims are decades old, when social mores and attitudes were different. I'm not defending such abuses, but just pointing out that times have changed, and it is awkward and dangerous to apply contemporary attitudes on things that happened then. Also, it is possible such claims can't be validated. So exercise caution on this.
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Re: Les Moonves
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2018, 12:24:19 AM »
Les Moonves has been a huge supporter of TAR and has saved us more than once.

Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

I believe this is the article being quoted: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/08/06/les-moonves-and-cbs-face-allegations-of-sexual-misconduct?mbid=social_twitter
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Re: Les Moonves
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2018, 05:02:10 AM »
Don't forget, Moonves also owns Channel Ten over here in Australia.

Could this mean that shows such as Australian Survivor and the rumoured TAR Australia 4 be affected, if is found guilty?

https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/07/28/16/13/les-moonves-cbs-boss-accused-of-sexual-harrassment
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Re: Les Moonves
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2018, 06:09:29 AM »

He is a she.


Kelly is a man.





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Re: Les Moonves
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2018, 07:37:16 AM »
Just to clarify.
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Re: Les Moonves
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2018, 07:49:51 AM »
I have moved this topic here so the Discussion of this can continue.

Fair to report on the news and speculate on how this could affect TAR.

But as in ANY legal issue, all parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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Re: Les Moonves
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2018, 01:03:29 PM »
Unfortunately, this post involves both topics. So bear with me.
The CBS board of directors is meeting today, and is expected to make some sort of statement/announcement regarding the Moonves situation, including his taking a temporary leave of absence as CEO and/or chairman, and devising an investigation plan over the allegations. The board vice chairman is Shari Redstone. So it's not clear what the board may decide.

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Re: Les Moonves
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2018, 05:14:15 PM »
Here's the most pertinent part of the Deadline.com update on this situation:

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CBS today said its Board of Directors is in the process of selecting outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation into the allegations facing Chairman and CEO Les Moonves.

As well as letting Moonves keep his position despite multiple claims of sexual misconduct, the board Monday also postponed the annual shareholder meeting, which had been set for August 10. The meeting had already been pushed back from May amid the legal war between CBS and shareholder National Amusements.

No other action was taken on the matter at today’s board meeting, the company said.[/quote

https://deadline.com/2018/07/les-moonves-still-cbs-ceo-but-shareholder-meeting-postponed-as-board-seeks-outside-counsel-on-misconduct-allegations-1202436559/
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