Draft Report Says Les Moonves Misled Investigators Hired By CBS

The investigators' findings will help CBS determine if it'll give its former chairman and CEO his $120 million severance package.

Draft Report Says Les Moonves Misled Investigators Hired By CBS
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Law firms investigating alleged misconduct at CBS reportedly concluded the network has cause to deny former chairman and CEO Les Moonves his $120 million severance package.

The New York Times reviewed a draft report of the lawyers' findings, which reportedly concluded that Moonves "engaged in multiple acts of serious nonconsensual sexual misconduct in and outside of the workplace, both before and after he came to CBS in 1995."

The Times report also says Moonves misled and "deliberately lied" to investigators, and also destroyed evidence.

Moonves left CBS back in September amid allegations of sexual misconduct. He denied some of the accusations, but did admit to making advances.

It's important to note that the Times only looked at a draft of the law firms' investigation — so things could change before CBS' board of directors is given the final report. 

A representative for the investigators told the Times Tuesday their work "is still in progress" and that the CBS Board has so far reached "no conclusions."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN