CBS parted ways with top executives in its broadcaster group amid an investigation into their behavior, the company said on Wednesday.
CEOs, Broadcasting Corporation President Peter Dunn and David Friend, Senior Vice President for News, was suspended in January after a Los Angeles Times report on allegations that the couple created a hostile work environment.
In a memo sent to employees reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, CBS Entertainment Group CEO George Cheeks didn’t say what the company’s investigation had revealed. The law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP is conducting an investigation, Cheeks said.
“This whole process, while sometimes painful and emotional, is an important step towards fulfilling our promise of a safe, inclusive, respectful and equal workplace for all. us, ”Cheeks said in employee memos.
The Los Angeles Times report said Dunn and Friend mocked Black’s on-air talent, bullied female executives and struggled with Black’s attempts to hire and retain journalists.
CBS is a unit of ViacomCBS Inc.
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