CBS exec’s downfall shows the power – and limits – of #MeToo
NEW YORK (AP) — Is Les Moonves’ departure from CBS a breakthrough for the #MeToo movement?
While he is the most powerful CEO brought down yet by sexual misconduct allegations over the past year, CBS is facing criticism for not pushing him out sooner, for thanking him in its announcement and for offering him a potential $120 million in severance.
Others say his downfall still serves as a warning that even the most powerful bosses cannot hide. And some prominent activists are cautiously welcoming the announcement that CBS plans to make a $20 million donation to organizations that support #MeToo.