‘CBS This Morning’ Co-Host John Dickerson on Charlie Rose, Brett Kavanaugh and Trump

“CBS This Morning” co-host John Dickerson covers the news at the crack of dawn every morning, and yet, he still made time to discuss headlines late Wednesday evening. “It’s past my bedtime, of course,” Dickerson, who wakes…

“CBS This Morning” co-host John Dickerson covers the news at the crack of dawn every morning, and yet, he still made time to discuss headlines late Wednesday evening. “It’s past my bedtime, of course,” Dickerson, who wakes up at 4 a.m. during the week, quipped at Variety‘s annual New York party, where he was one […]

CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell Had ‘Another Sleepless Night’ After Les Moonves’ Ouster (Video)

“CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell on Monday addressed the forced resignation of network CEO Les Moonves, which came on Sunday just hours after seven new women accused the media mogul of sexual harassment or assault.

“He was my boss and that makes it really hard to comment on it,” she said at the top of Monday’s broadcast.

“Les has always treated me fairly and with respect,” O’Donnell said. “Still, it’s been for me another sleepless night thinking about this, the pain that women feel, the courage that it takes for women to come forward and talk about this.”

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She mentioned an offscreen conversation with co-host Gayle King, who was not on set on Monday, about how the news comes just 10 months after the ouster of “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose last November after sexual misconduct accusations against him.

“But Gayle sorta said, ‘Yeah, but I didn’t think we’d still be the story in September,’” she said. “Ten months later and we’re still talking about this.”

She added, “There is no excuse for this alleged behavior. It’s systematic and it is pervasive in our culture. And this I know is true, to the core of my being: Women cannot achieve equality in the workplace or in society until there is a reckoning and a taking of responsibility.”

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On Sunday, Moonves agreed to step down from the company he has led for decades, though he called the accusations against him “untrue.”

The announcement came just hours after new reports by the New Yorker and Vanity Fair that brought the number of female accusers to 13.

According to “CBS This Morning,” he was offered a severance of $80 million in stock — a deal that is on hold pending the outcome of an investigation by two law firms into the misconduct accusations.

Watch the video above.

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“CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell on Monday addressed the forced resignation of network CEO Les Moonves, which came on Sunday just hours after seven new women accused the media mogul of sexual harassment or assault.

“He was my boss and that makes it really hard to comment on it,” she said at the top of Monday’s broadcast.

“Les has always treated me fairly and with respect,” O’Donnell said. “Still, it’s been for me another sleepless night thinking about this, the pain that women feel, the courage that it takes for women to come forward and talk about this.”

She mentioned an offscreen conversation with co-host Gayle King, who was not on set on Monday, about how the news comes just 10 months after the ouster of “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose last November after sexual misconduct accusations against him.

“But Gayle sorta said, ‘Yeah, but I didn’t think we’d still be the story in September,'” she said. “Ten months later and we’re still talking about this.”

She added, “There is no excuse for this alleged behavior. It’s systematic and it is pervasive in our culture. And this I know is true, to the core of my being: Women cannot achieve equality in the workplace or in society until there is a reckoning and a taking of responsibility.”

On Sunday, Moonves agreed to step down from the company he has led for decades, though he called the accusations against him “untrue.”

The announcement came just hours after new reports by the New Yorker and Vanity Fair that brought the number of female accusers to 13.

According to “CBS This Morning,” he was offered a severance of $80 million in stock — a deal that is on hold pending the outcome of an investigation by two law firms into the misconduct accusations.

Watch the video above.

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Norah O’Donnell Addresses Les Moonves Exit On ‘CBS This Morning’: “Another Sleepless Night”

The opening of CBS This Morning was devoted to the exit of Les Moonves, with anchor Norah O’Donnell recalling her comments with Gayle King last November about former co-host Charlie Rose.
The longtime CBS mogul stepped down yesterday, capping a s…

The opening of CBS This Morning was devoted to the exit of Les Moonves, with anchor Norah O’Donnell recalling her comments with Gayle King last November about former co-host Charlie Rose. The longtime CBS mogul stepped down yesterday, capping a stunning fall from the top echelon of the media business. In its daily “Eye Opener” segment, the network reported that Moonves’ deal to walk away from the company with $80 million in stock is on hold pending the outcome of two…

Charlie Rose Says Accusers Trying to ‘Exploit’ #MeToo Movement

Attorneys for Charlie Rose say his accusers are trying to spin “routine interactions” into a claim for sexual harassment, and are looking to have their lawsuit thrown out. Rose was sued in May by three employees who allege that he made sexu…

Attorneys for Charlie Rose say his accusers are trying to spin “routine interactions” into a claim for sexual harassment, and are looking to have their lawsuit thrown out. Rose was sued in May by three employees who allege that he made sexual comments and touched them inappropriately, and who say that they faced retaliation for […]

Charlie Rose Seeks Dismissal Of Ex-CBS Employees’ Sexual Harassment Lawsuit, Claims They’re “Exploiting” #MeToo

Charlie Rose and his company Charlie Rose Inc have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought in May by three former CBS employees against him and the network claiming “blatant and repeated” sexual harassment and retaliation by the former …

Charlie Rose and his company Charlie Rose Inc have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought in May by three former CBS employees against him and the network claiming “blatant and repeated” sexual harassment and retaliation by the former CBS This Morning and 60 Minutes newsman. The move comes after fellow defendants CBS News Communications Inc., CBS News Inc. filed similaar paperwork seeking dismissal of the case brought by former CBS employees Katherine Brooks Harris…

CBS News Requests Removal From Charlie Rose Harassment Lawsuit

CBS News has filed a motion requesting to be removed as a defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by three women who said they were harassed by former “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose.

According to court documents obtained by TheWrap and filed on Friday in the New York State Supreme Court, CBS News argues that the three plaintiffs have no ground for claims against the news organization, as it cannot be held responsible for Rose’s accused harassment.

In their lawsuit, the women accuse Rose of physically and verbally harassing them while working for him and accuse “CBS Management, numerous broadcasters and studio staff” of witnessing such misconduct.

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The suit also says that two of the plaintiffs, Katherine Brooks Harris and Sydney McNeal, were fired by Rose after The New York Times published an expose in November 2017 outlining sexual harassment accusations against Rose, and that CBS did not offer any alternate positions.

The third plaintiff, Yuqing “Chelsea” Wei, accused CBS of “retaliation” by removing her as an anchor assistant for “CBS This Morning” after she filed her own complaint against Rose.

But the new motion argues that Harris was not employed by CBS at the time of the alleged harassment, while McNeal was never hired by the company at all. The motion also argues that the plaintiffs fail to argue in their lawsuit that CBS retaliated against them for filing internal complaints against Rose.

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“To state a claim for retaliation, a plaintiff must assert that she engaged in protected activity–e.g., reporting discrimination–and that her employer took an adverse employment action based on that alleged protected activity. As an initial matter, Harris and McNeal never at any point allege that they engaged in protected activity, so their claims for retaliation are patently meritless,” the motion reads.

“And while Wei does allege that she engaged in protected activity and that she suffered adverse employment actions, she fails to connect the two as she must.”

Rose was fired by CBS in November after accusations were made against him; PBS cancelled his evening talk show the same day. So far, 27 women have accused Rose of sexual harassment or misconduct.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report. 

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CBS News has filed a motion requesting to be removed as a defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by three women who said they were harassed by former “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose.

According to court documents obtained by TheWrap and filed on Friday in the New York State Supreme Court, CBS News argues that the three plaintiffs have no ground for claims against the news organization, as it cannot be held responsible for Rose’s accused harassment.

In their lawsuit, the women accuse Rose of physically and verbally harassing them while working for him and accuse “CBS Management, numerous broadcasters and studio staff” of witnessing such misconduct.

The suit also says that two of the plaintiffs, Katherine Brooks Harris and Sydney McNeal, were fired by Rose after The New York Times published an expose in November 2017 outlining sexual harassment accusations against Rose, and that CBS did not offer any alternate positions.

The third plaintiff, Yuqing “Chelsea” Wei, accused CBS of “retaliation” by removing her as an anchor assistant for “CBS This Morning” after she filed her own complaint against Rose.

But the new motion argues that Harris was not employed by CBS at the time of the alleged harassment, while McNeal was never hired by the company at all. The motion also argues that the plaintiffs fail to argue in their lawsuit that CBS retaliated against them for filing internal complaints against Rose.

“To state a claim for retaliation, a plaintiff must assert that she engaged in protected activity–e.g., reporting discrimination–and that her employer took an adverse employment action based on that alleged protected activity. As an initial matter, Harris and McNeal never at any point allege that they engaged in protected activity, so their claims for retaliation are patently meritless,” the motion reads.

“And while Wei does allege that she engaged in protected activity and that she suffered adverse employment actions, she fails to connect the two as she must.”

Rose was fired by CBS in November after accusations were made against him; PBS cancelled his evening talk show the same day. So far, 27 women have accused Rose of sexual harassment or misconduct.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report. 

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CBS News Asks Out Of Charlie Rose Sexual Harassment Suit

CBS News has filed a motion asking to be dismissed from a lawsuit accusing former contributor Charlie Rose of sexual harassment.
The motion, filed Friday in New York State Supreme Court, says the three women who are accusing Rose have no basis for clai…

CBS News has filed a motion asking to be dismissed from a lawsuit accusing former contributor Charlie Rose of sexual harassment. The motion, filed Friday in New York State Supreme Court, says the three women who are accusing Rose have no basis for claims against CBS, adding that one was not an employee at the time of the alleged incidents, and another never worked at CBS. The argument concludes that CBS can’t be held for Rose’s alleged misdeeds. The motion stems from a…

Will Les Moonves Hang On? Here’s Who Did and Didn’t Keep Their Jobs After #MeToo Accusations (Chart)

Friday marks three weeks since six women accused CBS CEO Leslie Moonves of sexual misconduct in a New Yorker story. But unlike many of the men accused since the start of the #MeToo movement last year, Moonves has held on to his job so far.

What happens next for Moonves depends on a CBS investigation being conducted by two outside law firms. But as our list below shows, losing his job is neither a certainty nor an impossibility. The #MeToo movement that began with the October 2017 accusations against Harvey Weinstein has toppled some of the most powerful men in America, from Charlie Rose to Sen. Al Franken. Others have held on despite serious accusations against them.

Here is a list of a few of the most high-profile men who have been accused of sexual misconduct over the past 10 months, followed by more detail about each case.

Lost All Jobs

Louis C.K.

Five women accused comedian Louis C.K. of exposing himself and masturbating in front of them more than a decade ago.

“These stories are true,” C.K. said in response. “The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”

HBO, Netflix, and FX severed their ties With C.K. The release of his then-upcoming film, “I Love You, Daddy,” was canceled. In January, TBS announced it would not go forward with C.K.’s animated comedy “The Cops.”

Al Franken

Former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken was accused by eight women of unwanted kissing and groping. Franken issued several statements apologizing in some instances and saying that he did not recall specific details surrounding other accusations. He resigned from the U.S. Senate on Jan. 2.

 

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Matt Lauer

Several women accused “Today” co-host Matt Lauer of sexual misconduct. They included three women who said he made sexual advances, a woman who said she had a consensual sexual relationship with Matt Lauer, which she described as an “abuse of power” and another woman who said she passed out as Lauer assaulted her.

Soon after the first accusations came to light, Lauer issued a statement expressing “sorrow” and “regret.” In April, Lauer issued another statement saying: “Any allegations or reports of coercive, aggressive or abusive actions on my part, at any time, are absolutely false.”

Lauer was fired from NBC in November. 

Brett Ratner

Six women accused director Brett Ranter of sexual misconduct, including harassment, groping and forced oral sex in a Nov. 1, 2017 Los Angeles Times story. Four more women accused him off sexual misconduct in a subsequent L.A. Times story, which said two women accused Ratner of working with Russell Simmons to harass or assault them. Variety reported last November that Beverly Hills police had investigated Ratner and music exec Russell Simmons in 2001 after a woman filed a report alleging that she was a victim of sexual battery. The district attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges due to “insufficient evidence.”

Ratner denied the accusations. He later sued one woman, accusing her of libeling him by accusing him of rape.

Ratner was dropped by Warner Bros., Playboy announced it was putting his Hugh Hefner biopic on hold and liquor giant Diageo discontinued Ratner’s Hilhaven Lodge whiskey.

Charlie Rose

Thirty-five women accused longtime journalist Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, including obscene phone calls, groping and exposing himself. Rose has apologized for any “inappropriate behavior” but denied the accuracy of the allegations. On Nov. 21, CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg cut ties with Rose.

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Russell Simmons

More than a dozen women have accused music mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, including rape. Simmons has denied the accusations. In November, Simmons stepped down from his companies. Soon after, HBO announced that it was removing his name from “all Def Comedy” shows. In January, Oprah Winfrey said she was deleting Simmons from her new self-help book.

Kevin Spacey

More than 30 men accused Kevin Spacey of sexual of sexual misconduct, including actor Anthony Rapp, who said Spacey made a sexual advance on him when he was 14.

Spacey said he did not “remember the encounter,” and came out as gay. A representative later said Spacey was taking “the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment.”

In November, Netflix fired Spacey from his hit series “House of Cards.” The streaming service also scrapped his Gore Vidal biopic. Spacey was also cut from Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” and replaced with Christopher Plummer. In February, Spacey’s foundation in the U.K. shut down

Spacey’s film “Billionaire Boys Club,” which was shot before the accusations came to light, had a digital and VOD rollout on July 17.

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James Toback

Nearly 400 women have accused director James Toback of sexual misconduct, including actresses Selma Blair, Rachel McAdams and Julianne Moore. Toback denied the allegations. He was dropped by his agent and has not released any work since the Los Angeles Times first reported on the accusations in October. 

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein has been accused by more than more than 80 women of sexual misconduct. In May, he was indicted on charges of rape in the first and third degrees as well as criminal sexual act in the first degree. In July, Weinstein he was indicted on an additional count of criminal sexual act in the first degree and two counts of predatory sexual assault.

Weinstein has denied “any allegations of non-consensual sex.”

After the first accusations against him were reported by The New York Times, he was fired by the board of The Weinstein Company. Apple axed TWC’s series about Elvis Presley; Amazon canceled an in-development series from David O. Russell that was set to star Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. Weinstein was later ejected from Motion Picture Academy and other major industry guilds.

Steve Wynn

Dozens of women accused casino mogul Steve Wynn of sexual misconduct. The accusations included sexual harassment, exposing himself and one woman who accused him of rape, which prompted a $7.5 million settlement payment from Wynn. Wynn has denied any wrongdoing.

Wynn resigned from his post as finance chairman for the Republican National Committee and as chairman and chief executive of his company, Wynn Resorts.

Lost Some Jobs

Morgan Freeman

Eight women came forward to CNN to accuse actor Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment, including the co-writer of the article, who described a pattern of inappropriate comments and unwanted touching. Freeman apologized, but denied accusations of sexual misconduct.

Visa, which featured Freeman’s voice in its commercials, pulled his ads. In May, TransLink announced it was dropping the idea of using Freeman’s voice for some announcements. He was later replaced with Seth Rogen. 

Morgan continues to appear in films, including Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” slated for release in November.

Chris Hardwick

On June 14, Chris Hardwick’s ex-girlfriend, actress Chloe Dykstra, said she suffered sexual and emotional abuse from an unnamed ex-boyfriend in a Medium post. Hardwick denied the allegations. He was suspended from AMC, NBC, and the website Nerdist pending an investigation. During his suspension, AMC announced Hardwick would “step aside” from moderating planned AMC and BBC America panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego in July. 

On July 25, AMC announced Hardwick was cleared to return to work. NBC and Nerdist also reinstated Hardwick.

Garrison Keillor

On Nov. 29, Garrison Keillor, the creator and former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” was fired by Minnesota Public Radio following sexual misconduct accusations. Keillor later said he had been fired for putting his hand “on a woman’s bare back.” But an investigation by MPR News, published in January, said Keillor had engaged in “years-long pattern of behavior that left several women who worked for Keillor feeling mistreated, sexualized or belittled.”

Keillor denied the accusations.

MPR announced in November it was firing Keillor and would no longer distribute his show “The Writer’s Almanac.” The company also said it was rebranding his former show, “A Prairie Home Companion” under a new name, “Live From Here.” In January, the University of Minnesota removed a plaque bearing his name from its Scholars Walk. In April, Keillor wrote that he was “ready to start up both shows again.” Keillor continues to writes a column for the Union Leader newspaper in New Hampshire.

R. Kelly

Parents of three women said that Kelly was keeping them from their daughters, according to BuzzFeed, which used the word “cult” in quotation marks to describe their living conditions. Another woman later told BuzzFeed that Kelly had sexually abused her. Kelly, who was found not guilty on child pornography charges in 2008, has denied all of the most recent accusations.

A #MuteRKelly hashtag led to the cancellation of several of his concerts. After banning Kelly from its official playlists in May under its “Hate Content and Hateful Conduct policy,” Spotify began streaming his music again in June, following intense backlash from users. Apple Music and Pandora also pulled Kelly’s music from their editorial playlists but his music is still available on all these platforms.

Kelly, who has been touring with singer Charlie Wilson, also dismissed the accusations last month in a song entitled “I Admit.” According to Spin, he is scheduled to perform at the Hulu Theatre at New York City’s Madison Square Garden next month.

John Lasseter

The Hollywood Reporter said “multiple” Pixar insiders accused John Lasseter, then the most powerful man in animation, of unwanted touching, kissing, and comments about people’s physical attributes. Lasseter apologized for what he called “missteps.” 

After a six-month leave of absence, Lasseter announced he was leaving Disney at the end of 2018.

Jeremy Piven

Eight women have accused actor Jeremy Piven of sexual misconduct, including assault. 

Piven denied the accusations, saying he had passed a lie detector test. “As evidenced by the lie detector test I took and passed, I have never forced myself on anyone, nor have I ever exposed myself or restrained anyone against their will,” he told BuzzFeed.

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” killed a pre-recorded Piven interview. CBS announced it was pulling the plug on Piven’s show, “Wisdom of the Crowd,” citing poor ratings. In July, Piven told Fox 11’s “Good Day L.A.” he was trying his hand at comedy.

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Tavis Smiley

In December, talk show host Tavis Smiley was suspended by PBS following a sexual misconduct investigation which concluded that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates and created an abusive and threatening environment.

Smiley admitted to past relationships but denied any misconduct. But Public Radio International ended its relationship with Smiley, as did Mills Entertainment, which had been producing his theatrical retelling of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; the production was suspended.

In January, Smiley announced a new show, “The Upside with Tavis Smiley,” on The Word Network. He later went on a five-city tour discussing relationships between men and women in the workplace. He is also working on an upcoming book, “Leading by Listening.”

In February, Smiley filed a lawsuit accusing PBS of acting in “a racially hostile manner” over the years. PBS countersued. 

Jeffrey Tambor

Three women accused actor Jeffrey Tambor of sexual misconduct. Tabor apologized for “mean” and “difficult” behavior, but denied the accusations.

In February, Tambor was fired from his hit Amazon show “Transparent.” That same month, he was removed from a promotional poster for the movie, “The Death of Stalin.” But Tambor remained in the film itself. In June, he was replaced as voice talent in Paramount’s upcoming animated offering “Wonder Park.”

In May, Tambor returned to Netflix’s “Arrested Development” for its fifth season.

Kept All Jobs

John Bailey

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it received three claims of sexual harassment against its president, John Bailey. No details about the nature of the claims has been released.

Bailey denied the accusations. “That did not happen,” he wrote in a memo to staff obtained by TheWrap.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced in March that an internal investigation had cleared Bailey.

David Copperfield

In January, model Brittney Lewis accused magician David Copperfield of drugging and raping her in 1988, when she was 17.

Copperfield did not address the rape accusations directly. Instead, he tweeted support for the #MeToo movement and asked people not to “rush to judgment.” He continues to perform his magic show at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.

James Franco

Five women accused James Franco of subjecting them to sexually exploitative or inappropriate behavior. 

Franco’s attorney denied Paley’s allegations, calling them “not accurate.”

The actor returns next month for the second season of HBO’s ’70s-set series “The Deuce.”

Nev Schulman

In May, a woman who appeared in his MTV series “Catfish” accused the show’s host, Nev Schulman, of pressuring her into having sex with him. Schulman called the accusations “false.”

After initially halting production on his show “Catfish,”  MTV announced it would resume production after an investigation found the claims “not credible and without merit.”

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest was accused of sexual misconduct by his former stylist, Suzie Hardy, who said that the abuse included “grinding his erect penis against her while clad only in his underwear, groping her vagina, and at one point slapping her buttock so hard that it left a large welt still visible hours later.” 

Seacrest denied the accusations. 

In February, E! announced an investigation into allegations of misconduct by Seacrest found “insufficient evidence to support the claims.” He continued to host a wide range of shows on radio and TV, including ABC’s “American Idol” and the daily talk show “Live With Kelly & Ryan.”

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Friday marks three weeks since six women accused CBS CEO Leslie Moonves of sexual misconduct in a New Yorker story. But unlike many of the men accused since the start of the #MeToo movement last year, Moonves has held on to his job so far.

What happens next for Moonves depends on a CBS investigation being conducted by two outside law firms. But as our list below shows, losing his job is neither a certainty nor an impossibility. The #MeToo movement that began with the October 2017 accusations against Harvey Weinstein has toppled some of the most powerful men in America, from Charlie Rose to Sen. Al Franken. Others have held on despite serious accusations against them.

Here is a list of a few of the most high-profile men who have been accused of sexual misconduct over the past 10 months, followed by more detail about each case.

Lost All Jobs

Louis C.K.

Five women accused comedian Louis C.K. of exposing himself and masturbating in front of them more than a decade ago.

“These stories are true,” C.K. said in response. “The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”

HBO, Netflix, and FX severed their ties With C.K. The release of his then-upcoming film, “I Love You, Daddy,” was canceled. In January, TBS announced it would not go forward with C.K.’s animated comedy “The Cops.”

Al Franken

Former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken was accused by eight women of unwanted kissing and groping. Franken issued several statements apologizing in some instances and saying that he did not recall specific details surrounding other accusations. He resigned from the U.S. Senate on Jan. 2.

 

Matt Lauer

Several women accused “Today” co-host Matt Lauer of sexual misconduct. They included three women who said he made sexual advances, a woman who said she had a consensual sexual relationship with Matt Lauer, which she described as an “abuse of power” and another woman who said she passed out as Lauer assaulted her.

Soon after the first accusations came to light, Lauer issued a statement expressing “sorrow” and “regret.” In April, Lauer issued another statement saying: “Any allegations or reports of coercive, aggressive or abusive actions on my part, at any time, are absolutely false.”

Lauer was fired from NBC in November. 

Brett Ratner

Six women accused director Brett Ranter of sexual misconduct, including harassment, groping and forced oral sex in a Nov. 1, 2017 Los Angeles Times story. Four more women accused him off sexual misconduct in a subsequent L.A. Times story, which said two women accused Ratner of working with Russell Simmons to harass or assault them. Variety reported last November that Beverly Hills police had investigated Ratner and music exec Russell Simmons in 2001 after a woman filed a report alleging that she was a victim of sexual battery. The district attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges due to “insufficient evidence.”

Ratner denied the accusations. He later sued one woman, accusing her of libeling him by accusing him of rape.

Ratner was dropped by Warner Bros., Playboy announced it was putting his Hugh Hefner biopic on hold and liquor giant Diageo discontinued Ratner’s Hilhaven Lodge whiskey.

Charlie Rose

Thirty-five women accused longtime journalist Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, including obscene phone calls, groping and exposing himself. Rose has apologized for any “inappropriate behavior” but denied the accuracy of the allegations. On Nov. 21, CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg cut ties with Rose.

Russell Simmons

More than a dozen women have accused music mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, including rape. Simmons has denied the accusations. In November, Simmons stepped down from his companies. Soon after, HBO announced that it was removing his name from “all Def Comedy” shows. In January, Oprah Winfrey said she was deleting Simmons from her new self-help book.

Kevin Spacey

More than 30 men accused Kevin Spacey of sexual of sexual misconduct, including actor Anthony Rapp, who said Spacey made a sexual advance on him when he was 14.

Spacey said he did not “remember the encounter,” and came out as gay. A representative later said Spacey was taking “the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment.”

In November, Netflix fired Spacey from his hit series “House of Cards.” The streaming service also scrapped his Gore Vidal biopic. Spacey was also cut from Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” and replaced with Christopher Plummer. In February, Spacey’s foundation in the U.K. shut down

Spacey’s film “Billionaire Boys Club,” which was shot before the accusations came to light, had a digital and VOD rollout on July 17.

James Toback

Nearly 400 women have accused director James Toback of sexual misconduct, including actresses Selma Blair, Rachel McAdams and Julianne Moore. Toback denied the allegations. He was dropped by his agent and has not released any work since the Los Angeles Times first reported on the accusations in October. 

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein has been accused by more than more than 80 women of sexual misconduct. In May, he was indicted on charges of rape in the first and third degrees as well as criminal sexual act in the first degree. In July, Weinstein he was indicted on an additional count of criminal sexual act in the first degree and two counts of predatory sexual assault.

Weinstein has denied “any allegations of non-consensual sex.”

After the first accusations against him were reported by The New York Times, he was fired by the board of The Weinstein Company. Apple axed TWC’s series about Elvis Presley; Amazon canceled an in-development series from David O. Russell that was set to star Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. Weinstein was later ejected from Motion Picture Academy and other major industry guilds.

Steve Wynn

Dozens of women accused casino mogul Steve Wynn of sexual misconduct. The accusations included sexual harassment, exposing himself and one woman who accused him of rape, which prompted a $7.5 million settlement payment from Wynn. Wynn has denied any wrongdoing.

Wynn resigned from his post as finance chairman for the Republican National Committee and as chairman and chief executive of his company, Wynn Resorts.

Lost Some Jobs

Morgan Freeman

Eight women came forward to CNN to accuse actor Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment, including the co-writer of the article, who described a pattern of inappropriate comments and unwanted touching. Freeman apologized, but denied accusations of sexual misconduct.

Visa, which featured Freeman’s voice in its commercials, pulled his ads. In May, TransLink announced it was dropping the idea of using Freeman’s voice for some announcements. He was later replaced with Seth Rogen. 

Morgan continues to appear in films, including Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” slated for release in November.

Chris Hardwick

On June 14, Chris Hardwick’s ex-girlfriend, actress Chloe Dykstra, said she suffered sexual and emotional abuse from an unnamed ex-boyfriend in a Medium post. Hardwick denied the allegations. He was suspended from AMC, NBC, and the website Nerdist pending an investigation. During his suspension, AMC announced Hardwick would “step aside” from moderating planned AMC and BBC America panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego in July. 

On July 25, AMC announced Hardwick was cleared to return to work. NBC and Nerdist also reinstated Hardwick.

Garrison Keillor

On Nov. 29, Garrison Keillor, the creator and former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” was fired by Minnesota Public Radio following sexual misconduct accusations. Keillor later said he had been fired for putting his hand “on a woman’s bare back.” But an investigation by MPR News, published in January, said Keillor had engaged in “years-long pattern of behavior that left several women who worked for Keillor feeling mistreated, sexualized or belittled.”

Keillor denied the accusations.

MPR announced in November it was firing Keillor and would no longer distribute his show “The Writer’s Almanac.” The company also said it was rebranding his former show, “A Prairie Home Companion” under a new name, “Live From Here.” In January, the University of Minnesota removed a plaque bearing his name from its Scholars Walk. In April, Keillor wrote that he was “ready to start up both shows again.” Keillor continues to writes a column for the Union Leader newspaper in New Hampshire.

R. Kelly

Parents of three women said that Kelly was keeping them from their daughters, according to BuzzFeed, which used the word “cult” in quotation marks to describe their living conditions. Another woman later told BuzzFeed that Kelly had sexually abused her. Kelly, who was found not guilty on child pornography charges in 2008, has denied all of the most recent accusations.

A #MuteRKelly hashtag led to the cancellation of several of his concerts. After banning Kelly from its official playlists in May under its “Hate Content and Hateful Conduct policy,” Spotify began streaming his music again in June, following intense backlash from users. Apple Music and Pandora also pulled Kelly’s music from their editorial playlists but his music is still available on all these platforms.

Kelly, who has been touring with singer Charlie Wilson, also dismissed the accusations last month in a song entitled “I Admit.” According to Spin, he is scheduled to perform at the Hulu Theatre at New York City’s Madison Square Garden next month.

John Lasseter

The Hollywood Reporter said “multiple” Pixar insiders accused John Lasseter, then the most powerful man in animation, of unwanted touching, kissing, and comments about people’s physical attributes. Lasseter apologized for what he called “missteps.” 

After a six-month leave of absence, Lasseter announced he was leaving Disney at the end of 2018.

Jeremy Piven

Eight women have accused actor Jeremy Piven of sexual misconduct, including assault. 

Piven denied the accusations, saying he had passed a lie detector test. “As evidenced by the lie detector test I took and passed, I have never forced myself on anyone, nor have I ever exposed myself or restrained anyone against their will,” he told BuzzFeed.

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” killed a pre-recorded Piven interview. CBS announced it was pulling the plug on Piven’s show, “Wisdom of the Crowd,” citing poor ratings. In July, Piven told Fox 11’s “Good Day L.A.” he was trying his hand at comedy.

Tavis Smiley

In December, talk show host Tavis Smiley was suspended by PBS following a sexual misconduct investigation which concluded that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates and created an abusive and threatening environment.

Smiley admitted to past relationships but denied any misconduct. But Public Radio International ended its relationship with Smiley, as did Mills Entertainment, which had been producing his theatrical retelling of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; the production was suspended.

In January, Smiley announced a new show, “The Upside with Tavis Smiley,” on The Word Network. He later went on a five-city tour discussing relationships between men and women in the workplace. He is also working on an upcoming book, “Leading by Listening.”

In February, Smiley filed a lawsuit accusing PBS of acting in “a racially hostile manner” over the years. PBS countersued. 

Jeffrey Tambor

Three women accused actor Jeffrey Tambor of sexual misconduct. Tabor apologized for “mean” and “difficult” behavior, but denied the accusations.

In February, Tambor was fired from his hit Amazon show “Transparent.” That same month, he was removed from a promotional poster for the movie, “The Death of Stalin.” But Tambor remained in the film itself. In June, he was replaced as voice talent in Paramount’s upcoming animated offering “Wonder Park.”

In May, Tambor returned to Netflix’s “Arrested Development” for its fifth season.

Kept All Jobs

John Bailey

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it received three claims of sexual harassment against its president, John Bailey. No details about the nature of the claims has been released.

Bailey denied the accusations. “That did not happen,” he wrote in a memo to staff obtained by TheWrap.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced in March that an internal investigation had cleared Bailey.

David Copperfield

In January, model Brittney Lewis accused magician David Copperfield of drugging and raping her in 1988, when she was 17.

Copperfield did not address the rape accusations directly. Instead, he tweeted support for the #MeToo movement and asked people not to “rush to judgment.” He continues to perform his magic show at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.

James Franco

Five women accused James Franco of subjecting them to sexually exploitative or inappropriate behavior. 

Franco’s attorney denied Paley’s allegations, calling them “not accurate.”

The actor returns next month for the second season of HBO’s ’70s-set series “The Deuce.”

Nev Schulman

In May, a woman who appeared in his MTV series “Catfish” accused the show’s host, Nev Schulman, of pressuring her into having sex with him. Schulman called the accusations “false.”

After initially halting production on his show “Catfish,”  MTV announced it would resume production after an investigation found the claims “not credible and without merit.”

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest was accused of sexual misconduct by his former stylist, Suzie Hardy, who said that the abuse included “grinding his erect penis against her while clad only in his underwear, groping her vagina, and at one point slapping her buttock so hard that it left a large welt still visible hours later.” 

Seacrest denied the accusations. 

In February, E! announced an investigation into allegations of misconduct by Seacrest found “insufficient evidence to support the claims.” He continued to host a wide range of shows on radio and TV, including ABC’s “American Idol” and the daily talk show “Live With Kelly & Ryan.”

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CBS to Fold Charlie Rose Investigation Into Les Moonves Probe

CBS is consolidating its investigation into CBS News that came after the allegations against former anchor Charlie Rose into its larger probe into the company stemming from the sexual misconduct accusations against CEO Les Moonves.

Per a CBS News story on Tuesday, Proskauer Rose, the law firm that CBS had hired in March to investigate harassment claims at CBS News, was expected to release its findings this month. Their efforts will now be folded into the larger corporate probe being conducted by Covington & Burling and Debevoise & Plimpton.

Last week, the CBS board voted unanimously to retain the two law firms to investigate accusations of misconduct against Moonves, as well as cultural issues at CBS News and “all levels of CBS.”

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The investigations will both be headed up by women, with Nancy Kestenbaum leading for Covington & Burling, and Mary Jo White for Debevoise & Plimpton.

CBS also formed a special committee of board members that will assist the investigation. The committee will include CBS Corporate director Bruce S. Gordon, business management executive Linda Griego and attorney Robert N. Klieger. Gordon has also been named lead independent director of the Board of Directors.

On Sunday, CBS News said that “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager would extend his summer vacation until the investigation concludes. At the time, the network had said it expected the internal inquiry to wrap up “soon.”

A representative for CBS News did not immediately respond when asked if there was an update to Fager’s status, now that the investigation is being folded into a larger one.

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CBS is consolidating its investigation into CBS News that came after the allegations against former anchor Charlie Rose into its larger probe into the company stemming from the sexual misconduct accusations against CEO Les Moonves.

Per a CBS News story on Tuesday, Proskauer Rose, the law firm that CBS had hired in March to investigate harassment claims at CBS News, was expected to release its findings this month. Their efforts will now be folded into the larger corporate probe being conducted by Covington & Burling and Debevoise & Plimpton.

Last week, the CBS board voted unanimously to retain the two law firms to investigate accusations of misconduct against Moonves, as well as cultural issues at CBS News and “all levels of CBS.”

The investigations will both be headed up by women, with Nancy Kestenbaum leading for Covington & Burling, and Mary Jo White for Debevoise & Plimpton.

CBS also formed a special committee of board members that will assist the investigation. The committee will include CBS Corporate director Bruce S. Gordon, business management executive Linda Griego and attorney Robert N. Klieger. Gordon has also been named lead independent director of the Board of Directors.

On Sunday, CBS News said that “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager would extend his summer vacation until the investigation concludes. At the time, the network had said it expected the internal inquiry to wrap up “soon.”

A representative for CBS News did not immediately respond when asked if there was an update to Fager’s status, now that the investigation is being folded into a larger one.

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Mirror Awards Go To Probes Of Charlie Rose, Harvey Weinstein; Honoree Confronts “The System In This Room”

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Gayle King Calls for ‘Due Process’ in #MeToo Cases: ‘The Man Instantly Gets the Death Penalty’

“CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King argued for caution in the rush to judgement against men who find themselves accused of sexual misconduct.

“When a woman makes an accusation, the man instantly gets the death penalty,” King told The New York Times. “There has to be some sort of due process here. All of these inappropriate behaviors are not all the same.”

Despite King’s former co-host Charlie Rose’s pariah status over his own sexual misconduct, which led to his ouster from the CBS program, she still considers him a friend. Throughout the scandal, King had repeatedly said how difficult it was to hear accusations levied against Rose.

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“I don’t believe in turning your back on a friend, even when a friend has done something you adamantly disagree with and you’re disappointed in,” she told the Times. “But I also know that you listen to women, and I don’t discount their stories, either.”

When Matt Lauer was fired from “Today” for sexual misconduct, NBC named Hoda Kodb to be Savannah Guthrie’s co-anchor, forming an all-female anchor desk. John Dickerson ended up replacing Rose, and that’s exactly how King wanted it.

“I really advocated bringing in another man,” she continued. “Could Norah [O’Donnell] and I have done it? Yep, but I’m glad that wasn’t the decision that was made.”

Read the full New York Times interview here.

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“CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King argued for caution in the rush to judgement against men who find themselves accused of sexual misconduct.

“When a woman makes an accusation, the man instantly gets the death penalty,” King told The New York Times. “There has to be some sort of due process here. All of these inappropriate behaviors are not all the same.”

Despite King’s former co-host Charlie Rose’s pariah status over his own sexual misconduct, which led to his ouster from the CBS program, she still considers him a friend. Throughout the scandal, King had repeatedly said how difficult it was to hear accusations levied against Rose.

“I don’t believe in turning your back on a friend, even when a friend has done something you adamantly disagree with and you’re disappointed in,” she told the Times. “But I also know that you listen to women, and I don’t discount their stories, either.”

When Matt Lauer was fired from “Today” for sexual misconduct, NBC named Hoda Kodb to be Savannah Guthrie’s co-anchor, forming an all-female anchor desk. John Dickerson ended up replacing Rose, and that’s exactly how King wanted it.

“I really advocated bringing in another man,” she continued. “Could Norah [O’Donnell] and I have done it? Yep, but I’m glad that wasn’t the decision that was made.”

Read the full New York Times interview here.

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Samantha Bee Remembers Meeting Charlie Rose: ‘He Greeted Me With a Kiss on the Lips and A Hint of Tongue’

Bee tackled the allegations against Charlie Rose during the May 9 episode of “Full Frontal.”

Samantha Bee tackled the sexual harassment allegations against Charlie Rose during the May 9 broadcast of her TBS talk show “Full Frontal,” and in doing so she revealed her own history of uncomfortable encounters with the former CBS news anchor. Bee said Rose kissed her on the mouth the first time they met.

“I’ve met Charlie Rose a few times. I’ve been on his show. He greeted me, a stranger/colleague, with a kiss square on the lips with just a hint of tongue,” Bee said. “Like a turtle, slowly eating an apple core. At the time I thought he was just a gross old man but it turns out he was so much worse.”

The segment in which Bee made the revelation was devoted to checking in on the #MeToo movement. Bee recapped how Rose was rumored to be considering a new television show in which he interviewed men accused of sexual harassment and/or abuse, only for over a dozen more women to accuse him after the rumor started spreading.

“A little free advice: No one knows better than you how many people you have assaulted or harassed,” Bee said. “Maybe before you pitch a TV show about it ask yourself, ‘Have all the woman I’ve non-consensually showed my penis to come forward in the press?’ If the answer is ‘no,’ go away. If the answer is ‘yes,’ also go away. If I’ve said anything that applies to you, just fuck off.”

Watch Bee take on Charlie Rose in the video below. “Full Frontal” airs Wednesdays at 10:30pm ET on TBS.

Charlie Rose, CBS News Sued by Three Women: ‘Mr. Rose Repeatedly Sexually Touched Plaintiffs’

Charlie Rose and CBS News are facing new fallout after the Washington Post revealed 27 new accounts of sexual misconduct against the former network star.

On Friday, three women — Katherine Brooks Harris, Sydney McNeal and Yuqing “Chelsea”Wei — filed suit against both Rose and CBS News in New York, saying that Rose subjected them to “repeated, ongoing and unlawful physical and verbal sexual harassment.”

“During Plaintiffs’ employment, Mr. Rose subjected Plaintiffs to repeated, ongoing and unlawful physical and verbal sexual harassment, including without limitation: (a) sexual touching; (b) sexual comments; and (c) sexual advances,” the suit reads.

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The complaint also lists a lengthy series of examples of Rose’s alleged behavior toward the three women.

“Mr. Rose repeatedly sexually touched Plaintiffs, including without limitation caressing and touching their arms, shoulders, waist and back, pulling them close to his body, and kissing them on the cheek,” reads one example from the suit.

“Mr. Rose repeatedly boasted of his sexual conquests, telling Plaintiffs words to the effect of ‘you should have seen the women that I was with when I was younger,’” says another.

Reps for Rose and CBS did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

This week, the Washington Post published their long-awaited bombshell on Rose’s past and how his employers handled the red flags surrounding him. The Post reporting — explicitly cited in the suit — made use of more than 100 interviews, saying Rose’s bosses at CBS routinely minimized his transgressions.

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Charlie Rose and CBS News are facing new fallout after the Washington Post revealed 27 new accounts of sexual misconduct against the former network star.

On Friday, three women — Katherine Brooks Harris, Sydney McNeal and Yuqing “Chelsea”Wei — filed suit against both Rose and CBS News in New York, saying that Rose subjected them to “repeated, ongoing and unlawful physical and verbal sexual harassment.”

“During Plaintiffs’ employment, Mr. Rose subjected Plaintiffs to repeated, ongoing and unlawful physical and verbal sexual harassment, including without limitation: (a) sexual touching; (b) sexual comments; and (c) sexual advances,” the suit reads.

The complaint also lists a lengthy series of examples of Rose’s alleged behavior toward the three women.

“Mr. Rose repeatedly sexually touched Plaintiffs, including without limitation caressing and touching their arms, shoulders, waist and back, pulling them close to his body, and kissing them on the cheek,” reads one example from the suit.

“Mr. Rose repeatedly boasted of his sexual conquests, telling Plaintiffs words to the effect of ‘you should have seen the women that I was with when I was younger,'” says another.

Reps for Rose and CBS did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

This week, the Washington Post published their long-awaited bombshell on Rose’s past and how his employers handled the red flags surrounding him. The Post reporting — explicitly cited in the suit — made use of more than 100 interviews, saying Rose’s bosses at CBS routinely minimized his transgressions.

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Gayle King Refuses to Abandon Charlie Rose Despite 27 New Accusers: ‘I Still Consider Him a Friend’ (Video)

Gayle King offered a defense of sorts for Charlie Rose on Thursday morning, saying that she still considers him a friend and questions the need for the Washington Post’s new report detailing 27 additional accounts of sexual misconduct against the disgraced newsman.

“When the story first broke, I said Charlie was my friend. I still consider him a friend. I know that’s probably not the politically correct thing to say this moment, but I don’t believe in abandoning friends when they’re down,” said King on the set of “CBS This Morning.”

“I don’t know what more we can do to Charlie Rose, except a public flogging. He’s gone. He’s not coming back to CBS News,” she said. “You see these allegations, you hear the stories and it just makes you sick all over again.”

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King, however, was clear to draw a line, saying that Rose’s actions were unacceptable and that it was important to make sure that all women’s voices were heard.

“You can’t ignore what these women are saying. That’s also part of my anguish here,” she said.  “To know that women were hurt and that they’re saying the things that they’re saying.”

On Thursday, the Washington Post published a followup piece to its original exposé on Rose. The piece was the result of more than 100 interviews and traced accusations stretching back to 1976.

The report included accounts of Rose groping female colleagues and other forms of workplace sexual harassment. In one instance from 2003, Rose pressured an underage intern, Corrina Collins, into drinking so much wine that she became drunk and threw up. He later groped her and asked her to “ride him.”

The piece also revealed several instances throughout Rose’s career where superiors brushed off complaints against him.

In a statement provided to TheWrap, CBS said they were doing their best to rebuild trust in the network.

“Since we terminated Charlie Rose, we’ve worked to strengthen existing systems to ensure a safe environment where everyone can do their best work. Some of the actions we have taken have been reported publicly, some have not. We offer employees discretion and fairness, and we take swift action when we learn of unacceptable behavior,” said the company.

“That said, we cannot corroborate or confirm many of the situations described. We continue to look for ways to improve our workplace and this period of reflection and action has been important to all of us. We are not done with this process.”

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Gayle King offered a defense of sorts for Charlie Rose on Thursday morning, saying that she still considers him a friend and questions the need for the Washington Post’s new report detailing 27 additional accounts of sexual misconduct against the disgraced newsman.

“When the story first broke, I said Charlie was my friend. I still consider him a friend. I know that’s probably not the politically correct thing to say this moment, but I don’t believe in abandoning friends when they’re down,” said King on the set of “CBS This Morning.”

“I don’t know what more we can do to Charlie Rose, except a public flogging. He’s gone. He’s not coming back to CBS News,” she said. “You see these allegations, you hear the stories and it just makes you sick all over again.”

King, however, was clear to draw a line, saying that Rose’s actions were unacceptable and that it was important to make sure that all women’s voices were heard.

“You can’t ignore what these women are saying. That’s also part of my anguish here,” she said.  “To know that women were hurt and that they’re saying the things that they’re saying.”

On Thursday, the Washington Post published a followup piece to its original exposé on Rose. The piece was the result of more than 100 interviews and traced accusations stretching back to 1976.

The report included accounts of Rose groping female colleagues and other forms of workplace sexual harassment. In one instance from 2003, Rose pressured an underage intern, Corrina Collins, into drinking so much wine that she became drunk and threw up. He later groped her and asked her to “ride him.”

The piece also revealed several instances throughout Rose’s career where superiors brushed off complaints against him.

In a statement provided to TheWrap, CBS said they were doing their best to rebuild trust in the network.

“Since we terminated Charlie Rose, we’ve worked to strengthen existing systems to ensure a safe environment where everyone can do their best work. Some of the actions we have taken have been reported publicly, some have not. We offer employees discretion and fairness, and we take swift action when we learn of unacceptable behavior,” said the company.

“That said, we cannot corroborate or confirm many of the situations described. We continue to look for ways to improve our workplace and this period of reflection and action has been important to all of us. We are not done with this process.”

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