CBS Faces Subpoena, Human Rights Commission Probe
CBS is under fire for alleged workplace misconduct, and has been served a subpoena by the New York District Attorney’s Office as it faces a probe by the city’s Commission on Human Rights, according to a Friday report.
“CBS Corp. is facing investigations by city and state officials in New York stemming from the reports of alleged sexual misconduct by former chairman-CEO Leslie Moonves and concerns about the working environment at the company,” the report said.
According to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, “the company is cooperating with the ongoing investigation and related inquiries.”
There are also two outside law firms investigating CBS regarding allegations made against Moonves. On Sept. 9, Moonves resigned from his position after six women made allegations of sexual misconduct against him directly, and several others complained of a company culture that tolerated sexual harassment against female employees.
David Rhodes, President of CBS and brother of former advisor to President Barack H. Obama, Ben Rhodes is reportedly under scrutiny.
Big League Politics reported:
David Rhodes, president of CBS News and brother of former Barack Obama speechwriter Ben Rhodes, is reportedly coming under “increased scrutiny” as people accuse him of overseeing a culture of permissiveness with regard to sexual harassment.
CBS president Les Moonves has resigned after multiple sex harassment allegations were leveled at him. This comes on the heels of Charlie Rose’s well-documented downfall at the Eyeball Network for his many cases of alleged sexual harassment and misconduct.
Moonves’ wife Julie Chen works under David Rhodes at CBS News, and David Rhodes has been visibly chummy with Charlie Rose.
“CBS is also in the midst of a search for a new CEO,” the report said. “Joe Ianniello, CBS’ chief operating officer, has taken on acting CEO duties in the interim.”