Head of CBS re­signs

The Guardian Weekly - - World Round Up -

Les­lie Moonves re­signed as chair­man and chief ex­ec­u­tive of CBS, af­ter six more women stepped for­ward to ac­cuse him of sex­ual ha­rass­ment or as­sault go­ing back to the 1980s. Moonves, 68, de­nies the al­le­ga­tions.

CBS said Moonves would not re­ceive any sev­er­ance ben­e­fits at this time, and any fu­ture pay­ments would be de­pen­dent on the out­come of an in­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tion cur­rently tak­ing place. Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment from CBS, Moonves and CBS will do­nate $20m to or­gan­i­sa­tions that sup­port the #Me­Too move­ment and equal­ity for women in the work­place, to be de­ducted from any sev­er­ance ben­e­fits. It was re­ported ear­lier that an exit deal could grant Moonves as much as $100m in stock.

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