CBS CEO Les Moonves has been suspended from the Board of Councilors of The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.
The suspension comes after a New Yorker report detailing sexual misconduct allegations by six women was published last week.
“The USC School of Cinematic Arts has suspended Les Moonves from its Board of Councilors,” the statement, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, read. “The School takes the recent allegations very seriously and will discuss further action when the Board convenes in October.”
The decision follows CBS’ own decision to select outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation into the matter but allow Moonves to remain on the job for the time being.
The fallout was also not only limited to the university’s Cinematic Arts program.
In addition to being stripped of his board role for now, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern California has also decided to remove the name of its student newsroom, which had been called the Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves CBS Media Center.
“In recognition of the sensitivities surrounding recent allegations against Mr. Moonves, he and Ms. Chen have requested that USC Annenberg temporarily suspend use of the media center’s name until the investigation concludes,” the school said in a statement obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
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