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Report Finds That Moonves Destroyed Evidence to Impede Investigation

Former CBS CEO Les Moonves destroyed evidence to mislead investigators looking into allegations of sexual misconduct against him, according to a draft of the investigators’ report reviewed by The New York Times.

The report, states that Mr. Moonves “engaged in multiple acts of nonconsensual sexual misconduct,” including previously undisclosed allegations. Furthermore, one of the women approached former CEO board member Arnold Kopelson, who dismissed her allegation.

The CBS board is set to discuss the findings of the report next week, a person familiar with the situation said. While it seems clear that Mr. Moonves won’t get paid the $120 million in severance as a result of the findings, what is less clear is what the CBS board is going to do to revamp the culture at the company. Replacing board members and the CEO was step one, but there is certainly more to do.

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