Julie Chen Addresses Husband Les Moonves’ Sexual Misconduct Claims on The Talk

Source: Time

By Mahita Gajanan

July 30, 2018

Julie Chen, the wife of CBS CEO Les Moonves, briefly addressed accusations of sexual misconduct against her husband on her CBS talk show Monday – saying that she is still standing by him.

Six women said Moonves sexually harassed them between the 1980s and late 2000s, according to a report in the New Yorker by Ronan Farrow, who earned a Pulitzer Prize last year for his reporting on allegations against the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Four women said Moonves touched them inappropriately, and two women, including the actor Illeana Douglas, said he physically intimidated them and threatened their careers.

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Chen, host of The Talk, said that her previous statement is her only comment on the matter.

“Some of you may be aware of what’s been going on in my life for the past few days,” she said at the opening of the show. “I issued the one and only statement I will ever make on this topic on Twitter. I will stand by that statement today, tomorrow, forever.”

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