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Les Moonves to speak during Thursday CBS earnings call

July 31, 2018 - 12:32 pm
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By David Caplan

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Embattled CBS chairman Les Moonves -- who has been accused of sexual harassment by 6 women in a New Yorker article -- will speak during CBS's earnings call Thursday, Fox Business is reporting.

His advisers are prepping him for possible questions regarding the accusations and the company's internal investigation, according to the cable channel.

On Friday a New Yorker article quoted six women who accused Moonves of sexual misconduct over a span of three decades. The alleged behavior included forced kissing, unwanted sexual advances and career retaliation against women who rebuffed him. CBS issued a statement even before the article was published saying it took the allegations seriously and would begin an investigation.

Moonves issued the following statement in response to the allegations:

"Throughout my time at CBS, we have promoted a culture of respect and opportunity for all employees, and have consistently found success elevating women to top executive positions across our company. I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances. Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely. But I always understood and respected—and abided by the principle—that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I have never misused my position to harm or hinder anyone’s career. This is a time when we all are appropriately focused on how we help improve our society, and we at CBS are committed to being part of the solution."