News & Opinion | July 27, 2018 7:00 pm

New Exposé To Detail Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Leslie Moonves

The New Yorker is poised to publish an article by Ronan Farrow that includes allegations against Moonves.

Leslie Moonves
Leslie Moonves, chief executive officer of CBS Corporation. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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The New Yorker is set to publish an article by Ronan Farrow that includes allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS, reports The Hollywood Reporter. 

A spokesperson for The New Yorker told The Hollywood Reporter, “We don’t comment on pieces we haven’t published” but sources with knowledge of the article says that it also talks about the broader culture at CBS

knowledge of the article say it delves into the broader culture at CBS and will be published later today on the magazine’s website. CBS, in part, said that it is investigating claims made against Moonves.

“All allegations of personal misconduct are to be taken seriously,” the network stated, according to THR. “The Independent Directors of CBS have committed to investigating claims that violate the Company’s clear policies in that regard. 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.”

The statement also said: “The timing of this report comes in the midst of the Company’s very public legal dispute. While that litigation process continues, the CBS management team has the full support of the independent board members. Along with that team, we will continue to focus on creating value for our shareowners.”

THR says that the allegations in part involve instances of unwanted kissing and touching that occurred more than 20 years ago, as well as numerous claims that happened more recently. Farrow, who won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking the news of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged pattern of rape and sexual assault, supposedly investigated Moonves and the CBS environment for months.