A new report details horrifying allegations of sexual misconduct by former CBS chief Les Moonves, and if true, will more than likely end his shot at millions in severance, but one interesting part of the report claims that Moonves’ misconduct stopped once he married Julie Chen.
The New York Times broke the story Tuesday night, alleging that a report, prepared by the lawyers hired by CBS to investigate Moonves, details multiple acts of alleged “nonconsensual” sexual misconduct, including receiving oral sex from multiple CBS employees, which the report labeled as “transactional and improper.”
According to the report, Moonves’ 2004 marriage to “Big Brother” star, Chen, was considered a “bright line,” and allegedly put an end to his acts of sexual misconduct.
If true, it could explain why Chen has stuck by Moonves’ side and defended her husband in the midst of the allegations. Even during her time on “Big Brother,” Chen changed her sign-off to include the Moonves moniker.
Since Moonves’ exit from CBS, Chen has announced that she will continue to host “Big Brother,” and will even return to host the second season of “Celebrity Big Brother.”
Chen has made it clear she wants to continue working at the network, even after leaving “The Talk.”
She has not yet addressed the New York Times article, or the internal investigation from CBS.
As we reported, Moonves was up for a $120 million severance package if it was determined he didn’t act improper while the head at CBS. If the new allegations are true, that will more than likely not happen.