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The New York attorney general’s office released a sweeping report Wednesday that detailed an elaborate cover-up at the highest levels of CBS in late 2017 and 2018 to try to contain allegations of sexual harassment by former chief Leslie Moonves.
The report comes five years after a Los Angeles Police Department captain tipped off CBS executives, telling them a woman had come to the department’s Hollywood station to report that Moonves had allegedly assaulted her in the 1980s.
“Somebody walked in the station about a couple hours ago and made allegations against your boss regarding a sexual assault,” the police captain said in a Nov. 10, 2017, voicemail message left for a CBS executive, according to the report. “It’s confidential, as you know, but call me.”
Over the next few months, the LAPD captain — whose role was not previously revealed — secretly provided Moonves and CBS executives with status updates on the LAPD’s investigation as well as personal details about the alleged accuser, the attorney general’s office said. The captain slipped CBS a copy of the accuser’s report, and top CBS executives then “began investigating the victim’s personal circumstances and that of her family,” the report said.
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