CBS Corp said on Monday it will not pay Leslie Moonves a $120 million severance package as it girds for a likely legal battle with its former chief executive who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault that allegedly took place before and after he joined the company.
The decision to deprive Moonves of his severance and terminate his employment for cause follows a board of directors review of the findings of an investigation into Moonves’ behavior conducted by two law firms, Debevoise & Plimpton and Covington & Burling, hired by CBS.
A draft report of the investigation was leaked to the New York Times this month. It accused Moonves of destroying evidence and seeking to mollify accusers with promises of jobs at CBS.
The report also included more accusations that Moonves advanced the careers of women who had sex with him and more accusers beyond the 12 disclosed in two New Yorker investigations that led to Moonves’ forced resignation in September.
Moonves has denied any wrongdoing and has described his sexual encounters as consensual. His attorney, Andrew Levander, did not immediately return a call for comment.
Reporting by Kenneth Li; Editing by Bill Rigby
Radio host taken off air mid-show after replaying clip of him discussing Trump and Roy Cohn
Coverage of the conviction of longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone resulted in a radio show host being booted in the middle of his show -- that he's hosted for over five years.
"Craig Silverman, a former chief deputy district attorney in Denver and current radio host on the conservative 710 KNUS, was taken off the air midshow Saturday after replaying an old interview clip in which he expressed hesitations about President Donald Trump," The Denver Post reported Saturday.
Never Trump Republican predicts surprise Walter Reed visit an ‘excuse’ to resign for ‘health reason’
President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Walter Reed Hospital on Saturday to undergo "portions" of his annual physical.
Following the visit, press secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed Trump was "healthy" and "without complaints" after the presidential motorcade returned to the White House.
Conservative pundit Cheri Jacobus suggested the visit was a political move to tee up Trump's resignation -- and pardoning.
Stephanie Grisham claims Trump is ‘healthy’ and ‘without complaints’ after surprise visit to hospital
The White House announced that President Donald Trump is healthy after an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed Hospital.
“After a quick exam and labs, the President is headed back downtown," press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.
"The President remains healthy and energetic without complaints, as demonstrated by his repeated vigorous rally performances in front of thousands of Americans several times a week," she argued.
Trump has been holding one or two political rallies a week, where he regularly speaks for well over an hour.