BREAKING: Women’s Group Applauds CBS Firing Moonves for Cause, Awarding No Severance; Says Company Still Must Do More To Change Abusive Culture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 17, 2018

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BREAKING: Women’s Group Applauds CBS Firing Moonves for Cause, Awarding No Severance; Says Company Still Must Do More To Change Abusive Culture

Moments ago, CBS announced that it was firing Les Moonves for cause, and not awarding him a more than $120 million golden parachute.

In reaction to the announcement, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet, a leading national women’s group that had called for Moonves to be fired for cause and not rewarded a severance, issued the following statement applauding CBS’ decision:

“CBS’ announcement that it is firing former CEO Les Moonves for cause, and refusal to award him any severance is a huge victory for survivors of sexaul assault everywhere. This decision shows that across corporate America, the tides are turning, and the new norm is that if you abuse women, you will lose your job and your golden parachute. While CBS still has a long way to go to fully rid itself of the toxic culture of abuse that Moonves perpetuated, this is a strong step in the right direction.”

In July, UltraViolet called on CBS’ Board of Directors to fire Les Moonves for cause. In the past months, UltraViolet has:

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