CBS board hires two high-powered law firms to investigate Les Moonves, CBS News, and "cultural issues at all levels of CBS"
The board announced Tuesday it has hired the law firms Covington & Burling and Debevoise & Plimpton to "conduct a full investigation of the allegations in recent press reports about Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, CBS News and cultural issues at all levels of CBS." The board also named a special committee to oversee the investigation. Moonves will have no role in the investigation.
- Civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom, who briefly represented Harvey Weinstein, says the CBS board hired "Big Law defense firms" that would only give Moonves a "wrist slap"
- Moonves exits the Anita Hill-led commission on sexual misconduct
- CBS News president David Rhodes reportedly told his staff the new revelations “test your capacity for disappointment"
- USC School of Cinematic Arts suspends Moonves from its board
- Les Moonves tells TMZ "I'm retired"
- Showtime's David Nevins promoted to chief creative officer of CBS Corp.
- TV has built a world where white males are the protagonists of the story, from CBS crime procedurals to antihero dramas
- CBS executive Vinnie Favale, who was Les Moonves' liaison to The Late Show, placed on leave for allegedly using sexual and homophobic language in the workplace