Media sexual misconduct

Harvey Weinstein to reach $44 million settlement for alleged sexual misconduct

In this image, Harvey walks in a tie surrounded by police.
Weinstein leaves the New York Supreme Court on April 26, 2019. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Harvey Weinstein has reached a "tentative" $44 million settlement alongside his former studio's board members encompassing lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct from more than 80 women, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: While Weinstein is facing criminal action on rape charges, much of his alleged sexual misconduct involved harassment, which is solved via civil matters such as these lawsuits. As the Times notes, "[T]he details of any settlement — such as whether it includes an admission of wrongdoing by Mr. Weinstein — would carry significant symbolism."

Ex-CBS Chairman gave up millions in stock following scandal

Former CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves
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Former CBS chairman Leslie Moonves gave up his rights to $34.5 million in stock after he resigned last year following a sexual misconduct scandal, reports Variety.

Details: Moonves had $47 million in CBS stock before the allegations of misconduct hit, according to Variety. He was paid $4.6 million in 2018, which includes his salary, a retirement pension and part of his 2017 bonus.