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13333308, Rapist Les Moonves not going away quietly, fighting CBS for $120M exit package
Posted by naame, Fri May-17-19 01:10 PM

Les Moonves not going away quietly, fighting CBS for $120M exit package

JAYME DEERWESTER | USA TODAY | 3:32 pm EST January 17, 2019




Former CBS head Les Moonves has spoken out after being ousted for multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.


A month after CBS denied Les Moonves his $120 million exit package on the grounds that he did not "cooperate fully" with the investigation into his alleged sexual misconduct, the ousted CEO has let it be known he's not going away quietly – or without his money.

On Wednesday, CBS acknowledged in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that Moonves has demanded that he and the network take the matter to binding arbitration.

In the document, which CBS posted to its corporate website, the company acknowledges that Moonves has that right under the separation agreement he signed in September but it maintains that he was fired for cause and therefore is not entitled to any severance pay.

Les Moonves has told CBS he intends to exercise his right to binding arbitration over the $120 million severance package he was denied when he resigned in September 2018 over allegations of sexual misconduct.


The filing reads, "As previously reported, on December 17, 2018, CBS Corporation... announced that its Board of Directors had completed its investigation of the Company’s former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Leslie Moonves, and had determined that there were grounds to terminate his employment with the Company for cause under the Company’s employment agreement with Mr. Moonves and that Mr. Moonves will not be entitled to receive any severance payment from the Company."

It added, "On Jan. 16, 2019, Mr. Moonves notified the Company of his election to demand binding arbitration with respect to this matter. The Company does not intend to comment further on this matter during the pendency of the arbitration proceedings."

CBS: Ex-CEO Les Moonves will be denied $120 million severance package

Moonves has been accused of varying degrees of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women.

In an early draft of their report obtained in December by The New York Times, the outside lawyers hired by CBS to conduct the investigation found Moonves, 69, to be "evasive and untruthful at times and to have deliberately lied about and minimized the extent of his sexual misconduct."

The leaked version of the roeport said Moonves "engaged in multiple acts of serious nonconsensual sexual misconduct in and outside of the workplace, both before and after he came to CBS in 1995," adding that the former CEO "received oral sex from at least 4 CBS employees under circumstances that sound transactional."

After CBS announced it would not pay the severance package, Moonves' attorney, Andrew Levander, on Dec. 17 called the decision as "foreordained" and "without merit," in a statement to USA TODAY.

"Consistent with the pattern of leaks that have permeated this 'process,' the press was informed of these baseless conclusions before Mr. Moonves, further damaging his name, reputation, career and legacy," Levander added. "Mr. Moonves vehemently denies any nonconsensual sexual relations and cooperated extensively and fully with investigators."

Levander's team declined to comment on the arbitration development.

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Television executive Leslie 'Les' Moonves through the years

Originally Published 11:26 am EST January 17, 2019

Updated 3:32 pm EST January 17, 2019

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13333310, Rich old creeps have the most confidence in the world
Posted by Marauder21, Fri May-17-19 01:13 PM
hope his dick rots off
13333316, f*cking gross and pathetic
Posted by Crash Bandacoot, Fri May-17-19 01:18 PM
13333319, julie chen is disgusting as well
Posted by Crash Bandacoot, Fri May-17-19 01:21 PM
13333322, does she do any journalism?
Posted by naame, Fri May-17-19 01:28 PM
i know she's a host but i missed her ever actually being a journalist

America has imported more warlord theocracy from Afghanistan than it has exported democracy.
13333331, i don't know
Posted by Crash Bandacoot, Fri May-17-19 01:50 PM
she seemingly does whatever she wants because that's her husband and he
rules over territory like he's a Hollywood warlord. they even made her host of a talk show catered to women with that slime ball overseeing
all things behind the scenes.
13333336, Not anymore. That's how she got her start, but once she got the
Posted by Teknontheou, Fri May-17-19 01:58 PM
bag-ring, that ended.

I'm just waiting for the stories about his side women, apart from the CBS employees he harassed.
13333332, What she do?
Posted by Creole, Fri May-17-19 01:51 PM
13333351, She's married to him
Posted by Marauder21, Fri May-17-19 02:20 PM
Not sure what all she's specifically done outside of stand by him, though she did help publicly throw Janet Jackson under the bus for not apologizing to Moonves after the Super Bowl halftime nipple (she did apologize for that thing that wasn't her fault, he just didn't find it to be grovel-y enough for his liking.)

13333342, I watch CBS, and I see BS
Posted by Dr Claw, Fri May-17-19 02:07 PM
SMH. This asshole blackballed Janet for something that wasn't her fault. Meanwhile...
13333407, I wonder what the settlement will be for?
Posted by isaaaa, Fri May-17-19 04:26 PM

Anti-gentrification, cheap alcohol & trying to look pretty in our twilight posting years (c) Big Reg