The Latest: New Yorker writer says women feared retaliation
NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on CBS investigation into personal misconduct claims after a New Yorker article detailed sexual harassment allegations against its CEO, Les Moonves (all times local):
New Yorker writer Ronan Farrow says six women who accuse CBS Corp.’s chief executive officer Les Moonves of sexual misconduct had to overcome their fears of retaliation in order to tell their stories.
Farrow says he spent eight months investigating the story published in the New Yorker on Friday.
Six women who had professional dealings with Moonves say he sexually harassed them between the 1980s and late 2000s. Four of them described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings.
Farrow told The Associated Press that the story is “an opportunity to look at how our most important corporate institutions treat vulnerable people coming forward with these kinds of charges.”