Leslie Moonves Accusations Raise Questions About Julie Chen’s Future at CBS

Ronan Farrow’s bombshell investigation into Leslie Moonves’ sexual misconduct allegations could very well lead to the ousting of the chairman and CEO of CBS Corp., where he’s been the chief decision maker for two decades. The scandal is also potentially problematic for news personality Julie Chen, who is both married to Moonves and serves as the host of CBS’ “The Talk” and “Big Brother.”

Until now, the wives of powerful men whose careers have ended as a result of the #MeToo movement have largely been able to stay private and away from the spotlight.

But the situation for Chen is a little different. As evidence: Chen immediately posted a statement on Twitter on Friday night. “Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader,” she said. “He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being. I fully support my husband.”

At CBS, some have already started to wonder about the ripple effects the Moonves allegations will have for Chen. A CBS spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a request for additional comments.

Sources say that Chen’s relationship as both an employee and wife of Moonves could make the coming days awkward for her. She’s scheduled to resume as a co-host on “The Talk” on Monday. Many viewers will be tuning in to see how she reacts, what she has to say and if she continues to stand by her husband, especially if more victims come forward or he is fired by then.

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