The New York Times reported today on a leaked draft copy of the report, detailing the allegations against the executives. It arrives as embattled CBS is still reeling more than two months after chief executive Leslie Moonves was ousted because of sexual misconduct allegations. That situation created a heightened awareness of problematic issues that later led to 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager’s dismissal.
The story hit during the CBS holiday party, adding another unusual element to the annual ritual. For the first time in decades, the party was held outside of “Black Rock,” the company’s iconic Sixth Avenue headquarters. Months ago, a decision was made to relocate the event to Brasserie 8 1/2, a restaurant on 57th Street with an appropriately Fellini-esque name.