Petition Calls On CBS Corporation To Remove Les Moonves As Chair And CEO

Petition Calls On CBS Corporation To Remove Les Moonves As Chair And CEO

The Petition Follows News That Six Women Have Accused Les Moonves Of Sexual Harassment, Intimidation, And Abuse

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A new Care2 petition has launched calling on CBS Corporation to remove CEO and Chair Les Moonves in the wake of allegations of harassment, intimidation and abuse from six women. The Care2 petition has gathered over 11,000 signatures.


The Care2 petition, penned by Rebecca G., launched after CBS Corporation announced they will not take action against Moonves although they did retain two law firms to investigate the claims.

Moonves responded to allegations saying, "I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances".

“CBS says it is running its own investigation of the allegations, but so far all we've seen is the same tired PR moves to protect a powerful abuser,” writes Rebecca G. on her Care2 petition.  “Moonves' alleged decades-long behavior has had severe and lasting consequences for the many women who reported assault, harassment, and professional retaliation for coming forward.”

Care2 has hosted numerous petitions supporting the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements.

A Care2 petition in partnership with Vanessa Carlton calling for the removal of Grammy President Neil Portnow after telling female musicians, “to step up” was successful in leading to him stepping down in 2019.

Another Care2 petition was declared successful after Casey Affleck did not present Best Actress at the Oscars amid multiple harassment allegations.  A third Care2 petition was declared successful after actor Danny Masterson was ousted from Netflix’s “The Ranch” following rape allegations from four different women.

Care2 ( Care2 is a network of nearly 50 million people around the globe, dedicated to building a better world. People, nonprofits and mission-based brands are making world-changing impact with Care2, helping individuals, animals and the environment. A pioneer of online advocacy since 1998, Care2 is a social enterprise, using the power of business as a force for good.

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