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The CBS board has hired two separate law firms to investigate the sexual harassment allegations against CBS Corp. chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves in last Friday’s New Yorker story.
Meanwhile, Moonves is still scheduled to participate in his company’s quarterly earnings call this afternoon.
In a statement on Wednesday night, the board said it had met that afternoon and “unanimously approved the retention of Covington & Burling and Debevoise & Plimpton to conduct a full investigation of the allegations in recent press reports about chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, CBS News and cultural issues at all levels of CBS.”
Covington & Buring’s investigation will be led by Nancy Kestenbaum, and Mary Jo White will head up the one for Debevoise & Plimpton.