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CBS head Les Moonves steps down

Longtime CBS chief executive Les Moonves stepped down Sunday evening. (Source: CNN)
Longtime CBS chief executive Les Moonves stepped down Sunday evening. (Source: CNN)
Published: Sep. 9, 2018 at 7:14 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2018 at 7:15 PM CDT
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CNN/RNN) – Longtime CBS chief executive Les Moonves stepped down Sunday amid new allegations of sexual misconduct.

Moonves ran CBS for two decades. CNN reported his ouster Sunday evening.

A report in the New Yorker magazine last month detailed allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Moonves. Six women accused him in that article.

His resignation came after the New Yorker published a follow-up article Sunday, in which six more women accused Moonves of sexual harassment or assault.

Moonves admitted after the first New Yorker article that he may have made some women uncomfortable, but insisted he ultimately respected "'no' means 'no.'"

His departure is effective immediately, according to CNN.

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