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Behind CBS’s Secret $9.5 Million Settlement With ‘Bull’ Actress

In March 2017, Eliza Dushku, an actress known for her work on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” signed on to play a major role in three episodes of the CBS prime-time drama “Bull,” and there were plans to make her a full-time cast member.

Her time on the set began promisingly. The show’s star, Michael Weatherly — a mainstay of CBS’s prime-time lineup for 15 years — seemed friendly. And a producer and writer on “Bull,” Glenn Gordon Caron, told Ms. Dushku she would be more than a love interest.

Then came a series of comments that made Ms. Dushku uncomfortable. In front of the cast and crew, Mr. Weatherly remarked on her appearance, and made a rape joke and a comment about a threesome. Shortly after Ms. Dushku confronted the star about his behavior, she was written off the show. She believed her time on “Bull” came to a sudden end as a result of retaliation.

After she went through mediation with CBS, the network agreed to a confidential settlement that would pay her $9.5 million, roughly the equivalent of what Ms. Dushku would have earned if she had stayed on as a cast member for four seasons.

Details of Ms. Dushku’s experiences on “Bull” and the confidential settlement she reached with the network emerged during the course of an investigation that began in August, when the CBS Corporation board hired the law firms Covington & Burling and Debevoise & Plimpton to examine accusations of sexual misconduct made by multiple women against Leslie Moonves, the company’s former chief executive. The board also instructed the outside lawyers to investigate “cultural issues at all levels of CBS.”

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CBS's former CEO Moonves will not receive severance pay, company says MarketWatch

CBS ... 10yrs :

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(the strong chart into earyy 2017 shows why the board left Moonves alone. I reckon)

CBS Corp. CBS, -2.56% CBS.A, -2.76% said late Monday its board of directors has completed an investigation of former Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, which determined that Moonves will not receive "any severance pay" from the media company since there are grounds to oust him for cause, including Moonves' alleged "willful and material malfeasance," lack of cooperation in the investigation, and breach of his employment contract, the company said in a statement making the rounds in social media and elsewhere. The investigation also unveiled that while harassment and retaliation were not "pervasive" at CBS, the company's practices "have not reflected a high institutional priority" on preventing those. The company has already begun to take steps to improve its working environment, CBS said. Moonves was forced out as Chairman and CEO of CBS in September after The New Yorker reported six women had accused him of sexual misconduct. Last month, another woman told The New York Times Moonves had forced himself on her and then tried to buy her silence.

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Moonbeam-the-Mad.

The Gov has lost his scruples & maybe his marbles too

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Democrat Mexifornia Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown Grants Pardons to Immigrants Facing Deportation Due to Criminal History

California Gov. Jerry Brown's Christmas granted 143 pardons and 131 commutations for Christmas, including a handful of refugees and immigrants that he hopes to spare from deportation by scrubbing their criminal histories.

 

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