Les Moonves Is Front and Center on CBS’ Earnings Call, but Doesn’t Address Allegations

Company sidesteps sexual harassment questions ‘on advice of counsel’

Leslie Moonves touted his company's second-quarter performance but was mum on the New Yorker's allegations. Getty Images

Almost a week after The New Yorker published its explosive story in which six women accused him of sexual harassment and intimidation, CBS Corp. CEO and chairman Leslie Moonves was front and center this afternoon on the company’s quarterly earnings call.

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