Three days after the bombshell allegations of sexual misconduct against CBS chief Les Moonves were published by The New Yorker, his wife — Julie Chen — made her first televised comments on the matter. And she doubled down on her earlier support of the embattled executive.
Addressing the controversy briefly on The Talk, Chen made clear that nothing has changed over the past few days to cause her to rethink her position.
“Some of you may be aware of what’s going on in my life the past few days,” Chen said. “I issued the one and only statement I will ever make on this topic on Twitter, and I will stand by that statement today, tomorrow, forever.”
Chen posted the prior statement she referenced to Twitter on Friday. In it, she stood firmly behind Moonves.
“I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the late ‘90s, and I have been married to him for almost 14 years,” Chen wrote. “Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader. He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being. I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement.”
— Julie Chen (@JulieChen) July 27, 2018
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