NEW YORK — The Latest on the ouster of one of the TV industry’s most powerful executives, Les Moonves, with allegations of sexual misconduct continuing to surface (all times local):
CBS is reshaping its board as it pursues an independent investigation into Les Moonves, its ousted board chairman, with additional allegations of sexual misconduct continuing to surface.
The investigation is being pursued by the high-profile law firms, Covington & Burling, and Debevoise & Plimpton, and they are being led by Mary Jo White, the former chairwoman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Five board members are leaving, including Leonard Goldberg, Charles Gifford, David Andelman, Doug Morris and Arnold Kopelson.
The company is adding six new board members: Barbara Byrne, Candace Beinecke, Brian Goldner, Richard Parsons, Susan Schuman and Strauss Zelnick.
The CBS Corp. announced Moonves’ exit late Sunday, hours after The New Yorker magazine posted a story with a second round of ugly accusations against its chairman. A total of 12 women have alleged mistreatment. Moonves denied the charges, although he says he had consensual relations with three of the women.