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LA Prosecutor: No Charges Against Les Moonves

Les Moonves
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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — The Los Angeles County district attorney declined to press charges against CBS chairman and chief executive Leslie Moonves, saying the accusations against him are outside of the statute of limitations.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the unidentified woman reported the allegations in 2017 to the Los Angeles Police Department. She accused Moonves of sexual assault, assault, and battery, and exposing himself during incidents which occurred in July 1986 and Jan. 1, 1988, the Times reported.

“Victim encountered suspect through her employment in the television industry. Victim has reported multiple incidents of assault by the suspect,” prosecutors wrote in an official statement declining the charges, which was signed by Deputy Dist. Atty. Darci Purvis, per the Times. “Victim disclosed the second two incidents to a friend approximately a year before making a report to law enforcement.”

The allegations against Moonves was first reported by the New Yorker last week, in which six women accused the network boss of sexually harassing them and then impeding their careers when they declined his advances.

On Monday, CBS’s board of directors announced it had launched an independent investigation of the accusations but declined to suspend Moonves.

The Times noted that it was unclear of the unnamed woman who filed charges with the LAPD was one of the women from the New Yorker article.

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