"I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the late '90s, and I have been married to him for nearly 14 years", Chen wrote. Having been in SC with no internet, Colbert "heard there was an article about CBS Chairman and man-I-hope-isn't-watching-tonight's-monologue Leslie Moonves".
There had been speculation earlier Monday about whether Moonves would step aside during the course of the investigation.
Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation speaks at the Wall Street Journal Digital Live conference at the Montage hotel in Laguna Beach, California, US October 21, 2015.
The CBS board was already scheduled to meet Monday, a few days before the company reports financial results for its latest quarter. "The Board has taken no action that would change his status", a CBS spokesperson said.
Shares of CBS fell 5.1 percent to $51.28 at the close of the New York Stock Exchange, and are down 13 percent this year.
Douglas alleges that during a private meeting in his office in 1997, Moonves held her down on a couch and began "violently kissing" her; after becoming aroused, the CBS exec lifted her skirt and thrust against her.
Shares of CBS have fallen more than 10 percent since a New Yorker exposé published Friday detailed claims of harassment by six women who worked with Moonves between 1985 and 2006. "Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely", he said. He gave us the time and the resources to succeed, and he has stood by us when people were mad at me, and I like working for him. Moonves issued a statement apologizing for some of his past actions but reiterated that he never used his position of power to hinder anyone's career. "'You're very expensive, and I need to know you're worth it, ' " he told her. Dinah refused and neither sister ever heard from Moonves again. She is a former CBS news anchor who also hosts the "Big Brother" reality show. The company said a new date for the annual shareholder meeting, which had been planned for August 10, would be announced later. They're expected to select a special committee to oversee the investigation into Moonves's conduct and the broader culture at CBS, which will reportedly be carried out by an outside law firm.
The first anonymous source, a "prominent actress who played a police officer on a long-running CBS program", alleged that after being wrongfully fired in the mid-'90s, she sat for a lunch meeting in Moonves's private office dining room.