Skip to main content
We may receive compensation from affiliate partners for some links on this site. Read our full Disclosure here.

Former CBS CEO Responds To Ethics Violation, Agrees To Pay Fine

What is it with Hollywood and television and sexual scandals? It seems as if not a single day goes by where we don’t hear about five or six.

Former CBS executive Les Moonves was alleged to have committed sexual assault in a criminal complaint filed to the LAPD in 2017.

Sources say that Moonves allegedly interfered in the police investigation against him by colluding with former LAPD Police Captain Cory Palka to receive inside information about the case.

Moonves has agreed to settle the ethics complaint against him by paying a fine of $11,250 to the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission.

Despite the settlement from Moonves, not much has been said regarding former LAPD Police Captain Cory Palka’s role in the ethics violation. Here’s what we currently know:

According to The Epoch Times:

Through Mr. Palka, they say, Mr. Moonves obtained an unredacted copy of the police report, which also included personal information such as the home address and phone number of the accuser.

Mr. Moonves also met with Mr. Palka for an hour at a restaurant to discuss the complaint and ways to quash it.

Film The Police LA also called for the prosecution of Moonves’ alleged collaborator, former LAPD Captain Cory Palka for his reported role in the ethics violation.

Daily Caller provided background context for the original complaint against Moonves:

Gottlieb accused Moonves of assaulting her in 1986 while she was employed at an entertainment firm, according to the outlet.

Although the allegations were reported to the LAPD in 2017, the statute of limitations had expired, preventing any potential criminal charges, according to the outlet.


Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

Leave a comment
Thanks for sharing!