Six women accuse the C.E.O. of harassment and intimidation, and dozens more describe abuse at his company.
For more than twenty years, Leslie Moonves has been one of the most powerful media executives in America. As the chairman and C.E.O. of CBS Corporation, he oversees shows ranging from “60 Minutes” to “The Big Bang Theory.” His portfolio includes the premium cable channel Showtime, the publishing house Simon & Schuster, and a streaming service, CBS All Access. Moonves, who is sixty-eight, has a reputation for canny hiring and project selection. The Wall Street Journal recently called him a “TV programming wizard”; the Hollywood Reporter dubbed him a “Wall Street Hero.” In the tumultuous field of network television, he has enjoyed rare longevity as a leader. Last year, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, he earned nearly seventy million dollars, making him one of the highest-paid corporate executives in the world.
CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves will be accused of “unwanted kissing and touching” in Ronan Farrow’s latest #MeToo bombshell for The New Yorker, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Sources with knowledge of the article say it delves into the broader culture at CBS and will publish later today on the magazine’s website,” the entertainment outlet reported on Friday.
Farrow’s account in The New Yorker reportedly includes allegations against Moonves, 68, detailing recent claims in addition to incidents that occurred “more than 20 years ago.”
Kevin Spacey has been accused of sexual assault by three more men in London, bringing the total number of cases against him to at least eight.
The three new incidents of male-on-male sexual assault happened in 1996, 2008, and 2013.
Harvey Weinstein was hit with additional sex crime charges Monday tied to a new, third accuser that could send him to prison for life.
After the unnamed woman testified before a grand jury on Friday, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. got new indictments against the pervy producer for a forcible sexual act in 2006 — and with a third accuser establishing a pattern, was able to add two counts of predatory sexual assault.
“I’m sorry. If I had known you were reporting for a national paper, I would never have been so forward.”
Two of Harvey Weinstein’s biggest pals, Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep, have joined other Hollywood celebrities in penning an open letter to world leaders about the importance of gender equality.
“Dear World leaders,” the letter reads, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “We’re putting you on notice.”
The last surviving midget cast to play a munchkin in “The Wizard Of Oz,” has been accused of sexual misconduct.
98-year-old Jerry Maren played a munchkin in the lollipop gang but according to Judy Garland’s husband, he’s not all that innocent. Garland was 16 years old when she filmed “The Wizard Of Oz,” in 1939. And her now-deceased husband, wrote in his book to be published posthumously, “Judy And I: My Life With Judy Garland,” that the young Garland experienced sexual harassment while filming.
I just can’t pass up a great headline.
Feminist Germaine Greer was today slammed after she called the alleged sexual assault victims of Harvey Weinstein ‘career rapees’.
The 79-year-old was speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning and was discussing the #MeToo movement.
The campaign was launched when a host of A-list celebrities accused the Hollywood executive of rape, sexual assault and harassment.
But she said that the movement has ‘not got anywhere at all’ and added that we need to urgently ‘sort out our concept of what rape is’ and amend the law.
It was the ultimate booby prize.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation auctioned off intimate moments with two of Hollywood’s biggest players who may go down as its biggest predators.
Twice in the last three years, the foundation’s annual fund-raising auction in the south of France let guests bid to spend an entire year palling around with Harvey Weinstein. And in 2016, it creepily offered to have Kevin Spacey conduct a private theater performance in their homes.
“…Whatever one feels about Schneider or Redgrave, they came to pick a fight – which takes a certain amount of courage. Sunday’s bloodless affirmations of solidarity with “dreamers” required not a scintilla of courage: They were simply the necessary cue to bathe in the warm glow of collective moral narcissism, which is as cloying and nauseating a perfume as there is. Miss Redgrave consciously chose to be unpopular. By contrast, Sunday’s crowd said all the right things, all the de rigueur things, and yet were strangely unlikeable, and charmless.”
A staggering 94 percent of hundreds of women in the entertainment industry say that they have experienced “some form of sexual harassment or assault during their careers in Hollywood,” according to a new survey.
USA Today worked with The Creative Coalition, Women in Film and Television and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center to survey 843 women who work in the entertainment industry about their experiences with sexual misconduct.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio.
Weinstein, co-founder of the Miramax studio, was one of Hollywood’s most influential men before more than 70 women accused him of sexual misconduct, including rape. He denies having non-consensual sex with anyone, and his lawyer said many of the latest allegations would turn out to be unmerited.
The civil suit alleges that the company’s executives and board repeatedly failed to protect employees from Weinstein, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. The suit also names Weinstein’s brother Bob, who co-founded the company.
Amid the growing fallout from the #MeToo movement in Ottawa, Canada’s defence minister is defending the Trudeau government’s record on preventing sexual assault and harassment in the armed forces.
California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia – a #MeToo advocate – took a voluntary unpaid leave of absence Friday, a day after sexual misconduct allegations against her became public.
The coming mania for inclusion will erode standards of merit and excellence.
If the #MeToo movement only reduces sexual predation in the workplace, it will have been a force for good. Its most likely result, however, will be to unleash a torrent of new gender and race quotas throughout the economy and culture, on the theory that disparities in representation and employment are due to harassment and bias.
Hollywood and the media are already showing the effect.