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Moonves is departing amid probe into allegations of sexual misconduct

Leslie Moonves has been accused by six women of sexual misconduct, including harassment, assault and threatening retribution. Foto: David Paul Morris, Bloomberg

Leslie Moonves, the powerful longtime chairman and chief executive of CBS, will resign his position in the wake of sexual assault allegations, concluding a whirlwind six weeks in which he fell from a perch as one of the country's most respected media titans.

The company announced the news in a statement late Sunday, saying that CBS chief operating officer Joseph Ianniello will take over as interim chief executive and president - both Moonves' titles - as the company looks for a permanent replacement...

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