CBS Chief Resigns After New Sex Abuse Accusations
The leader of the American television broadcast network, CBS, has resigned after more women accused him of sexual abuse.
CBS announced the resignation of Leslie Moonves Sunday night. The company said its chief operating officer, Joseph Ianniello, will serve in the position until a permanent replacement is named.
The announcement came after The New Yorker magazine reported on new sex abuse accusations from six women. They accuse Moonves of abuses including forcing them to take part in sexual acts. They also said he acted to harm the careers of women who rejected his reported sexual demands.
The women said the abuse happened in the 1980s and early 2000s. CBS was already investigating Moonves for similar accusations made by six other women.
Moonves had denied the earlier accusations. Sunday, he again denied those and the more recent reports of abuse. In a statement, he said the accusations were untrue and not "consistent with who I am." He added that he was "deeply saddened" to leave CBS.
In a statement to The New Yorker, Moonves said he had consensual sexual relations with three of the women. He said he had never used his position to hurt the careers of women.
One of the latest accusers, Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, told The New Yorker she reported her experiences with Moonves to Los Angeles police last year. But no action was taken because a statute of limitations had passed.
She said Moonves, while working at a Hollywood production center in the late 1980s, had forced her to perform a sex act. Golden-Gottlieb said she repeatedly rejected other sexual demands from Moonves. She accused him of limiting her progress in the industry, telling the magazine "he absolutely ruined my career."
Moonves spent 23 years at CBS in several positions and had served as CEO since 2006. The company had continual growth under his leadership. He became one of the highest paid and most powerful leaders in the industry.
The network's statement did not deal directly with the new accusations. It said the company's financial settlement with Moonves will be decided after the abuse investigation is finished.
The company also announced that Moonves would donate $20 million to one or more organizations that support the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace.
The #MeToo movement began in October 2017, shortly after several women accused American film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse.
Since then, many women and some men have publicly accused powerful people in business, government and entertainment of sexual abuse or unwanted sexual behavior. Many of the accused have either resigned or been removed from their positions.
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1.sexual abuse 性侵；性虐待
Girls and women in these jobs are exceptionally vulnerable to sexual abuse.
2.financial settlement 财务结算
He also said he was unaware of any financial settlement being paid.
3.served as 担任
She ushered me into the front room, which served as her office.
4.deal with 处理；应付
The President said the agreement would allow other vital problems to be dealt with.
5.They accuse Moonves of abuses including forcing them to take part in sexual acts.
take part in 参加；参与
Cadres have gone down to different grass-roots units to take part in manual labour.
They returned to take part in the season's opening game.
6.The #MeToo movement began in October 2017, shortly after several women accused American film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse.
shortly after 不久之后
Shortly after moving into her apartment, she found a job
Julie was suspended from her job shortly after the incident
周日晚间，哥伦比亚广播公司宣布莱斯利·穆恩维斯（Leslie Moonves）辞职 。该公司表示，现任首席运营官约瑟夫·扬涅洛（Joseph Ianniello）将临时接替该职位，直到长期的接任者被任命 。
这一消息是在《纽约客》杂志报道了6名女性新发起的性侵指控后公布的 。这6名女性指控穆恩维斯性侵，包括强迫她们发生性行为 。她们还表示，他毁掉了拒绝其性要求的女性的职业生涯 。
这些女性表示，这些性侵发生在20世纪80年代到21世纪初 。哥伦比亚广播公司正在调查其他6名女性对穆恩维斯提出的类似指控 。
穆恩维斯否认了先前的指控 。周日，他再次否认了这些报道以及最新的性侵报道 。他在一份声明中表示，这些指控并不真实，与他本人完全不符 。他还补充说，即将离开哥伦比亚广播公司，他非常难过 。
穆恩维斯在发给《纽约客》的一份声明中表示，他与其中3名女性在双方情愿的情况下发生了关系 。他称，从未利用职务之便毁掉女性的职业生涯 。
菲莉丝·戈尔登-戈特利布（Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb）是最新的控告者之一 。她告诉《纽约客》杂志，去年她向洛杉矶警方告发了与穆恩维斯的经历 。但是警方并未采取任何行动，因为诉讼时效已过 。
她说，上世纪80年代在一家好莱坞制作中心工作时，被穆恩维斯强迫着发生了关系 。戈尔登-戈特利布表示，她曾多次拒绝穆恩维斯提出的其它性要求 。她指控穆恩维斯阻碍了她在这个行业的发展，她告诉该杂志，他完全毁掉了我的职业生涯 。
穆恩维斯在哥伦比亚广播公司任职的23年间担任过多个职位，并从2006年起担任首席执行官 。该公司在他的领导下不断发展壮大，他成为业内收入最高、最有影响力的领导者之一 。
哥伦比亚广播公司的声明并未直接处理这些新的指控 。该声明指出，该公司与穆恩维斯的财务协议将在性侵调查结束后再做决定 。
MeToo运动始于2017年10月，此后不久，几名女性指控美国电影制片人哈维·韦恩斯坦（ Harvey Weinstein）性侵 。
自那以后，许多女性和一些男性公开指控商界、政府以及娱乐界的权势人物性侵或强迫性行为 。很多被控者已经辞职或被撤职 。