Three hours after Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker outlined another six women coming forward with harassment claims against the embattled chief executive of CBS, bringing the total number of accusers to twelve, CBS unofficially reports a deal reached with CEO Leslie Moonves and his exit from the media company. An official announcement is expected on Monday.
The CBS Corporation was already in litigation over control of the organization with the controlling shareholder Shari Redstone. The new allegations of sexual misconduct presented today by the New Yorker appear to have spurred a settlement of the already existing lawsuit. The terms of the settlement are reported to be announced on Monday.