CBS CEO Ousted After Sexual Harassment Allegations
On Sep. 9, CNBC published a story about CBS CEO, Leslie Moonves, who was ousted after sexual harassment allegations. The allegations against Mr. Moonves came from not one, but twelve different women who claimed that his sexual misconduct damaged their careers. Moonves denied the women’s allegations and stated that some of the relationships with his accusers were consensual.
“Untrue allegations from decades ago are now being made against me that are not consistent with who I am. I am deeply saddened to be leaving the company. I wish nothing but the best for the organization [CBS], the newly comprised board of directors and all of its employees,” Mr. Moonves said in a statement after CBS announced his departure.
In its announcement, CBS said that the company and Mr. Moonves will be donating $20 million to organizations in support of the #MeToo movement (which supports sexual assault survivors and seeks to end sexual violence) as well as organizations that support equality for women in the workplace. But how does this case relate to regular people?
What if the Accusations Are False?
Rape and sexual assault crimes are no laughing matter but there is a flipside to the #MeToo movement. A percentage of sexual assault allegations are false and there are different motivations behind these false allegations.
In the case of a rich celebrity, the motivation can be money. But in the cases of non-celebrities, defendants who are not wealthy, the alleged victim’s motivation can be about seeking attention, jealousy, hatred, revenge, child custody, divorce, or mental instability. Unfortunately, there have always been people who falsely accused someone of rape but in the era of the #MeToo movement, it’s almost become socially acceptable.
Are Facing False Allegations?
Are you being falsely accused of a sex crime? If so, you cannot ignore the accusations. If you’re wrongfully convicted, it could lead to fines, imprisonment, restitution, mandatory sex offender registration, and a criminal record. To protect your freedom and your reputation, contact our McKinney criminal defense firm immediately.