Les Moonves

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December 17, 2018 - 5:38 pm
By Brian Stelter (CNN) -- Ousted CBS chief executive Les Moonves "will not receive any severance payment" from the company, the board of directors said Monday evening. The board members said they had concluded that they had ample reason to fire Moonves, thus denying him severance. Under the terms...
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In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles.
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December 11, 2018 - 9:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With a $120 million severance package on the line, an investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Les Moonves will loom over the network's annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday. But CBS officials are unlikely to say more beyond seeking to reassure...
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In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles.
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December 05, 2018 - 4:12 pm
By Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — An internal investigation of former CBS chief Les Moonves has turned up more evidence of sexual misconduct, as well as lying and destruction of evidence, throwing into jeopardy his $120 million severance package, The New York Times reported...
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Richard Parsons
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September 25, 2018 - 9:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says it has named media industry veteran Richard Parsons as interim chairman of the board as the company moves to reshape itself following the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves. Parsons is the former chairman of Time Warner and Citicorp. He was added to the board of CBS...
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Stuart Waldman with Rise and Resist holds up a sign in silent protest as President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon speaks during an ideas festival sponsored by The Economist, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in New York.
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September 16, 2018 - 9:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief strategist says he's surprised the #MeToo movement hasn't had more impact on corporate America. Steve Bannon says he thinks Time's Up is "the single most powerful potential political movement in the world." Bannon spoke Saturday in New York...
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In this July 29, 2013, file photo, Les Moonves arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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September 10, 2018 - 10:16 am
By David Bauder, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The #MeToo movement fighting sexual misconduct had already claimed one of Hollywood's top movie moguls in Harvey Weinstein. Now it has done the same for Leslie Moonves, one of the television industry's most powerful executives. The CBS Corp...
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September 09, 2018 - 8:03 pm
By: Brian Stelter (CNN Money) -- CBS chief executive Les Moonves has resigned amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations, ending a 20-year tenure atop one of the country's most important media empires. The announcement Sunday evening also concludes a months-long battle for control of CBS...
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Chief Executive Officer of CBS Les Moonves attends 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' On Apple Music Launch Party at Chateau Marmont on August 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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September 09, 2018 - 2:55 pm
By Brian Stelter (CNN Money) -- Longtime CBS chief executive Les Moonves, facing new claims of sexual misconduct, will step down soon as part of a wide-ranging corporate settlement of a separate fight for control of CBS. The CBS board of directors is likely to announce the deal by Monday morning,...
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Jeff Fager
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August 05, 2018 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 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. Allegations against the executive producer, Jeff Fager, and CBS CEO Les Moonves appeared in a New Yorker...
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In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles.
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July 30, 2018 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS will keep CEO Les Moonves in place during an investigation of sexual misconduct charges against him, the company said. It will hire an outside counsel to conduct the probe. On Friday a New Yorker article quoted six women who accused Moonves of sexual misconduct over a span of...
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