CBS is facing an investigation by ex-chief Les Moonves
New York City CBS Corp and state officials investigated allegations of sexual assault and harassment against former executive director Leslie Moonves, the company announced in a Friday night bill.
The unveiling of the probes takes place only a few hours after the first meeting of the new CBS board in New York.
The news and media agency has received subpoenas from the New York Attorney General and New York Human Rights Commission prosecutors in connection with the charges against Moonves, CBS News, and cultural affairs, according to a report by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The New York State Attorney General also asked for information about the allegations, CBS said.
Moonves resigned from the CBS in early September after two investigations in the New York Journal uncovered a dozen women accusing him of harassment or assault.
“The company could receive further regulatory and investigative inquiries from these and other companies in the future,” said CBS in a regulatory filing. “The company is cooperating with ongoing investigations and related investigations.”
CBS declined to comment.
Shortly after the July New York report on Moonves, CBS hired two law firms, Covington & Burling and Debevoise & Plimpton, to investigate the charges. The investigation is still ongoing.