Julie Chen has subtly let the world know that she is still standing behind husband Les Moonves amidst sexual harassment allegations against him.
Moonves recently resigned from his role as CEO of CBS after allegations of sexual assault from 12 different women came to light against him. Moonves released a full statement on the matter, saying:
“Untrue allegations from decades ago are now being made against me that are not consistent with who I am. Effective immediately I will no longer be Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CBS.I am deeply saddened to be leaving the company. I wish nothing but the best for the organization, the newly comprised board of directors and all of its employees.”
Chen made sure to let the world know that she believes her husband’s denial of the allegations made against him and stands by him in this tough time. While signing off from Big Brother, on which she is a host, Chen opted to use her full name, Julie Chen Moonves. The move was made more significant by fans of the show pointing out that Chen does not usually use her husband’s name on TV.
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Moonves was exposed by Ronan Farrow, who published a piece in The New Yorker detailing accounts from women where the former CEO had behaved inappropriately towards them. After the piece was published, Chen said, “I am taking a few days off from The Talk to be with my family.”
She also said that Moonves fully owns up to the times when he made unwanted advances on women, but established that he has fully learned from his mistakes. She tweeted out, “Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader. He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being. I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement.”
Chen is back on TV after her recuperative break.