CBS employees who are demanding to see a full report of the company’s four-month-long investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against former company Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves — and into allegations that a sexist culture has persisted at the network — are going to be disappointed, The New York Post reports.
That’s because no final written report was produced, the publication reports, citing a source with direct knowledge of the situation. The investigation was conducted by law firms Debevoise & Plimpton and Covington & Burling.
“On Dec. 17, the board was given a verbal report and then it denied Moonves a $120 million severance, concluding that ‘harassment and retaliation are not pervasive at CBS,’ according to a memo from the board,” The Post reports. “The only document produced by the firms was a 59-page summary report, a source said. The summary was leaked to the New York Times earlier this month.”
The Post adds: “The CBS staff assumption was that a finalized report based on countless interviews was being prepared for review for the CBS board, and then possibly made public.”
CBS declined to comment, but a source is quoted saying: “No report was made so that CBS could protect itself. If the report exists, people can try and discover it [during litigation].”