CBSi and Entertainment Tonight are both owned by CBS. Redstone is trying to recombine the company with Viacom, which she also controlsーa move Moonves sharply opposes. "I heard there was an article about CBS chairman and man I hope isn't watching tonight's monologue, Les Moonves". CBS said that Moonves has no recollection of the interactions with Jones.
The network said on Monday it was in the process of picking an outside counsel to lead an independent investigation into the matter. CBS is now fighting an attempt by one of its major shareholders, Shari Redstone, to force the company to merge with entertainment giant Viacom, which she also largely controls.
"While the emotional reaction is to sell CBS on the release of the long-rumored and damaging New Yorker article regarding CBS CEO Les Moonves, we believe the stock is undervalued", Gould noted. (He helped break the Weinstein allegations, though the New York Times's Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey first published the news.) Ronan's older sister Dylan has alleged for decades that Allen sexually abused her as a child, a claim that Farrow has championed in the media.
On Monday's broadcast of The Late Show, Colbert responded to the recent New Yorker investigation, written by journalist Ronan Farrow, in which six women accused Moonves of forcibly kissing, touching and intimidating them between the 1980s and late 2000s.
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At 2:30 p.m., CBS shares were trading at $51.12, down 5.4 percent. "The Board has taken no action that would change his status", a CBS spokesperson said.
Douglas alleges that during a private meeting in his office in 1997, Moonves held her down on a couch and began "violently kissing" her; after becoming aroused, the CBS exec lifted her skirt and thrust against her.
"Everybody believes in accountability until it's their guy, and make no mistake, Les Moonves is my guy", Colbert said. Moonves issued a statement apologizing for some of his past actions but reiterated that he never used his position of power to hinder anyone's career.
Moonves, who transformed CBS into a ratings victor after joining the network in 1995, is one of the most powerful American men implicated in the #MeToo era that ignited previous year after the career implosion of Harvey Weinstein. She is a former CBS news anchor who also hosts the "Big Brother" reality show.