Les Moonves requests that his name be removed from USC during probe

Angelo Anderson
August 2, 2018

The center, previously known as the The Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center, was a joint gift from the couple and the network in 2015.

CEO of CBS Corp, Leslie Moonves, waves on the first day of the annual Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, U.S., July 8, 2015.

Bay has been the dean of the school since 2017, and is married to the one of the few people in the entertainment industry who wields as much power as Moonves, his close friend and chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger. We expect a full, transparent and expedient investigation.


USC School of Cinematic Arts on Wednesday suspended embattled CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves from the school's board shortly after the university's communications department said it was temporarily removing Moonves' name from its cutting-edge student newsroom. I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances. "The School takes the recent allegations very seriously and will discuss further action when the Board convenes in October". We believe you. We are with you, ' said the group on Twitter.

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. At Covington & Burling the investigation will be led by Nancy Kestenbaum, and at Debevoise & Plimpton it will be led by Mary Jo White. Footage of CNN's coverage of the allegations then played, explaining the details of Ronan Farrow's New Yorker report, which included accusations from six women that Moonves acted inappropriately towards them.

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