Les Moonves

CBS denial of $120 million to Moonves is righteous, but claims on corporate culture ring hollow

CBS denial of $120 million to Moonves is righteous, but claims on corporate culture ring hollow

The board of CBS Monday denied former chairman and CEO Les Moonves $120 million of severance money after a investigation found ample cause for his firing.

That’s the news getting headline treatment, but the larger story is that the board of directors investigation also found that “harassment and retaliation are not pervasive at CBS.”

Really? Not pervasive? After the allegations against Charlie Rose and Jeff Fager and now the monstrous behavior by Moonves, the CBS board found no serious problem with the corporate culture?

How did top executives and a star like Rose get away with this behavior if there was not a deeply rooted cultural...

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