CBS chief execute Les Moonves has resigned amid a blizzard of sexual misconduct allegations, ending a 20 year tenure atop one of the country's most important media empires.
The announcement this evening (Sunday) also concludes a months long battle for control of CBS between Moonves and the company's controlling shareholder, Shari Redstone.
According to CBS, Moonves and CBS will donate $20 million to organizations that support the #MeToo movement and the other groups fighting for workplace equality for women. The departure of Moonves is effective immediately.
Reports say six additional women have come forward to accuse CBS’ Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves of harassment or assault in previous decades.
The reported incidents occurred from the 1980s to the early 2000s and include claims that the Moonves forced women to perform oral sex on him, exposed himself, and used intimidation and physical violence, according to the New Yorker story published Sunday.
Moonves is also husband to The Talk co-host and Big Brother host, Julie Chen