>> The head of CBS, Wes Moonves, has become the latest high profile figure to be accused of sexual misconduct. On Friday, the New Yorker Magazine published claims of unwanted kissing and touching against the 68 year old network CEO. Some of the claims go back more than 20 years, but others are more recent.
CBS says in a statement it will investigate the claims and quote take appropriate action. Moonves has been at CBS since 1995, and CEO since 2006. And has been married to CBS anchor Julie Chen since 2004. The allegations sent shares of CBS tumbling on Wall Street. Multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against politicians, business leaders, and entertainers in the US have been made in the past year, leading to resignations, often inspired by the Me Too social movement.
CBS also came under the spotlight in November after coanchor of CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose, was fired for sexual misconduct. Reuters could not immediately reach Moonves for a comment.