For almost 30 years, Leslie Moonves was one of the most powerful media executives in America. He was the chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, overseeing news shows like “60 Minutes” to dramas and sitcoms like “CSI” and “The Big Bang Theory.” He was also in charge of Showtime, the publishing house Simon & Schuster, and the streaming service, CBS All Access. He was one of the highest-paid CEOs in the country, sometimes earning more than $50 million in a year.
He’s also guilty of sexual harassment and sexually assaulting a lot of women, including actresses, writers, producers, doctors, massage therapists, and CBS staff members. Les Moonves is a creep.
Sources for this episode:
- New Yorker
- The New York Times
- New York Magazine
- People Magazine
- Hollywood Reporter
- Vanity Fair
Trigger warnings: Sexual assault and sexual harassment
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