Les Moonves expected to resign Sunday or Monday

CBS reaches deal with CEO Leslie Moonves amid new sexual harassment claims

Six More Woman Accuse CBS CEO Les Moonves of Sexual Assault

The National Organization for Women on Monday called on authorities to arrest former CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, who resigned Sunday amid new sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Like the first set of allegations lobbied against Moonves in Ronan Farrow's July article, the six women who came forward in Sunday's story described incidents that took place between the 1980s and early 2000s, and all six claimed they received professional retribution if they rebuffed his advances.

But CBS said Mr Moonves would not receive any severance benefits until the result of an independent investigation into his conduct.

"The appalling accusations in this article are untrue".

The New Yorker said Moonves had, in a statement, acknowledged three of the encounters but said they were consensual and occurred "before I came to CBS". And I have never used my position to hinder the advancement or careers of women.

He continued: "In my 40 years of work, I have never before heard of such disturbing accusations". "It's very embarrassing and upsetting to have to talk about [Julie's] husband, but... we feel it's right", said Osbourne, who noted that she herself only knew the TV titan "in a superficial way". Afterward, she talked about her relationship with both Chen and Moonves, who she said she does not know well. In the statement, Moonves said he was "deeply saddened to be leaving the company".

Julie is still featured in the opening of the show, but when the remaining 4 women walked out onstage, Sharon began by saying it's the first time on the show she's been nervous.

The company's statement, part of a larger announcement about corporate restructuring, said that Moonves and the company will donate $20 million to organizations that support the #MeToo movement, an umbrella name for efforts to combat sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace that rose to prominence after last fall's sexual misconduct allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

She went on to say she can't wait for the day where "women are equal, where these stories won't have to happen anymore".

CBS has hired two outside law firms to investigate the allegations now made by 12 women against Moonves.

CBS will pay ousted chief Les Moonves $120 million if its ongoing investigation fails to find any evidence of sexual misconduct.

The CBS Board of Directors made it official this afternoon, announcing a settlement agreement that includes the immediate departure of the 68-year-old Moonves.

On "CBS This Morning" Monday, co-host Norah O'Donnell tackled the subject of her boss' resignation. "This is, it's really really hard". And the returns on CBS shares have lagged behind those of a wider media-stock index, especially as mergers swept through the industry. And this I know is true to the core of my being: "Women can not achieve equality in the workplace or society until there is a reckoning and a taking of responsibility".

Moonves had seemed bulletproof as of just six weeks ago, regarded as one of the entertainment world's most sterling executives.

Golden-Gottlieb says she tried to avoid being alone with Moonves, but one day he allegedly exposed himself to her in his office, causing her to run out. "It is systematic and it is pervasive in our culture".

"I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the late '90s, and I have been married to him for nearly 14 years". I issued the one and only statement I will ever make on this topic on Twitter. For me, I echo the same, I support Julie and I'm praying for her and praying for her family and hoping, sending her strength.

"As of a couple of days ago, they were still talking about potentially letting him leave with a very generous exit package, up to the neighborhood of $100 million", Farrow said on CNN.

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