Following the allegations, Moonves acknowledged "times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances". The move would lessen the amount of control that Moonves has over the company.
CBS has been involved in a legal dispute between the board of CBS Corp and its controlling shareholder National Amusements Inc, owned by the Redstone family, which wants to merge it with Viacom Inc.
Another woman, screenwriter Janet Jones said Moonves threatened to ruin her career is she revealed his attempt to kiss her as she tried to pitch a screenplay to him in early 1985.
The women allege that Moonves used his position of power to sabotage their careers. "I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement".
Douglas, of Six Feet Under fame, detailed to Farrow an encounter with Moonves where he began kissing her and forced himself upon her.
"We are seeing vigorous discourse in our country about equality, inclusion, and safety in the workplace, and CBS is committed to being part of the solution to those important issues".
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After his advances were not reciprocated, Moonves eventually fired the actress, telling her that she wouldn't "get a f**king dime" of the money she was owed by the corporation, and that she would "never work at this network again". As the Hollywood Reporter notes, 14 CBS News employees came forward with allegations against Rose.
"Along with that team, we will continue to focus on creating value for our shareowners", the statement said. "He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being", she said on Twitter.
Ms Redstone and Mr Moonves are now battling in the courts as he tries to thwart her plan to merge the two companies.
Farrow previously published a Pulitzer Prize-winning report about now-disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, which contributed to the producer's downfall.
A person "familiar with the situation" told The Wall Street Journal that CBS has no plans to sideline Moonves during its investigation.
CBS says independent members of its board of directors are investigating personal misconduct claims amid the report. Moonves resisted that deal because he believed CBS's prospects were better without taking on Viacom's turnaround challenges. After the allegations against the now-former CBS This Morning co-host emerged, the Washington Post published a follow-up that looked into how CBS reportedly mishandled the allegations internally. Television. As president at Warner Bros., he developed hits "Friends" and "ER" for NBC before joining CBS Entertainment as programming chief. "Ms. Redstone hopes that the investigation of these allegations is thorough, open and transparent".