New allegations against former CBS chief, Les Moonves, may jeopardize his severance. After Moonves was ousted from CBS in September for alleged sexual misconduct, CBS placed $120 million in a “grantor trust” for him. During further investigation into the previous sexual misconduct allegations, the two law firms representing the board discovered an incident from 1995 that could disrupt Les Moonves’ ability to receive his severance. An actress claims that Moonves sexually assaulted her, and once she made the accusations public, he and talent manager, Marv Dauer, purportedly attempted to pay her or offer her jobs in turn for her silence and tried to cover-up the offers. Although he states that the encounter between them was consensual, she disagrees.
Facing sexual harassment or misconduct by a colleague or through work is bad enough, but when the perpetrator attempts to compensate the victim to cover-up the wrongdoing, a traumatic situation becomes even worse. Any level of employee deserves to feel safe in a work environment, whether it is at the headquarters or at a work function held elsewhere. From offensive remarks to inappropriate physical contact, these actions all comprise sexual harassment.
If you were a victim of sexual harassment or misconduct at your workplace, contact our Philadelphia sexual harassment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. at 215-569-1999 or contact us online. We understand your trepidation in filing a claim but will support you throughout the case and ensure that you receive the justice you deserve.