Embattled CBS CEO Les Moonves will step down from his post in the next 24 hours, Variety reported Sunday — just hours after new sex-abuse allegations were leveled against him in a New Yorker article.
The network was reportedly weighing paying the powerful executive $100 million to leave the company. It wasn’t immediately clear whether they finalized that offer.
A total of now a dozen women have claimed Moonves abused or harassed them — with some alleging he forced sex acts on them while other accusers said he retaliated professionally when they rebuffed his advances.
Moonves has acknowledged some of the alleged encounters but claims they were consensual.