Viacom CEO Bob Bakish. Photo by Bloomberg
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ViacomCBS Probed Sexual Misconduct Allegation Against CEO Bob Bakish

Photo: Viacom CEO Bob Bakish. Photo by Bloomberg

ViacomCBS has been investigating an allegation of sexual misconduct by its CEO, Bob Bakish, according to several people familiar with the situation. The investigation comes less than a year after Viacom merged with CBS, whose former CEO Les Moonves resigned after several women accused him of sexual harassment and intimidation, including forcibly touching them and creating a culture of fear.

On Thursday, after The Information contacted ViacomCBS, a spokesman said the investigation relating to the Bakish allegation had concluded and that its findings “did not support the allegation.” The spokesman added that “the Board takes any allegation of this type seriously” and that an independent review had been conducted. Bakish did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

 

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