CBS Corp Will Reportedly Vote on Fate of Les Moonves if More Accusers Come Forward (Six Have Already)

Last week, The New Yorker published a bombshell report in which CBS Corp CEO Les Moonves was accused by six women of sexual harassment. So how many allegations will it take before CBS Corp considers removing their longtime chief?

According to one new report, the answer is; at least seven.

As part of a feature in Variety, a source identified as a “person familiar with the proceedings” says that the CBS Corp board is waiting for at least a seventh shoe to drop before they’ll consider ousting their CEO.

From the report:

If more women come forward with similar accusations, according to one person familiar with the proceedings, the board would likely call a special meeting and hold a vote on Moonves’ status.

Variety does note that few industry observers believe that Moonves is “in the clear.” His fate, according to the report, seems to rest on the outcome of an independent investigation.

That is, of course, unless a seventh, eighth, or ninth accuser comes forward.

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