In anticipation of a new Ronan Farrow story targeting CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, the network has preemptively released a statement regarding the sexual misconduct allegations expected to be published later today.
"All allegations of personal misconduct are to be taken seriously," the network said in a statement. "The Independent Directors of CBS have committed to investigating claims that violate the Company's clear policies in that regard. Upon the conclusion of that investigation, which involves recently reported allegations that go back several decades, the Board will promptly review the findings and take appropriate action."
Sources familiar with the piece told The Hollywood Reporter that it not only digs into allegations against Moonves dating back more than two decades, but also the "broader culture" at the network.
Forthcoming allegations are expected to include unwanted touching and kissing from Moonves during the 1990s, as well as additional instances in the years since. Moonves, who is married to "The Talk" and "Big Brother" host Julie Chen, has not yet responded to TooFab's request for comment.
Farrow recently won the Pulitzer Prize for uncovering allegations of years of sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of disgraced former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Those allegations kicked of the #MeToo movement, toppling many other men in powerful positions across the entertainment industry.
Weinstein is currently facing formal charges on counts of sexual assault and rape. He maintains his innocence against all charges and allegations, insisting any sexual encounters were completely consensual.