In the era of #MeToo, another high-ranking Hollywood executive has resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. This time, it is longtime CBS CEO Leslie Moonves.
CBS has said that it will donate $20 million to one or more organizations that support women in the workplace. This money comes from part of Moonves potential severance package. The severance package for Moonves could range anywhere from nothing to $120 million. Moonves’ severance will not be paid out until an investigation into the sexual harassment allegations is completed. At least one of the victims has spoken out about the potential settlement, calling it “disgusting” that her harasser could walk away with anything, let alone millions of dollars.
Moonves was accused in July 2018 of sexual harassment by six women in a news story published by the New Yorker. Since then, the New Yorker has published another article detailing more of the harassment.
Moonves joins a list of other high-ranking tv executives to come under fire for sexual harassment. Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Roger Ailes, and Bill O’Reilly have all been accused of sexual harassment as well.
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