Julie Chen adamantly defends husband, CBS CEO Les Moonves, on “The Talk”: “I will stand by this statement today, tomorrow, forever
— Variety (@Variety) July 30, 2018
In a statement on Twitter on Friday to support her husband, CBS chairman and chief executive officer Leslie Monfils, Jolie Chen stood up after the New Yorker newspaper reported six women accused of sexual misconduct.
— Brian Conboy (@brianconboy) July 30, 2018
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 27, 2018
‘Some of you may be aware of what has been happening in my life in the last few days,’ ‘Chen said, addressing viewers in The Talk. ‘I have issued the only and only statement I will make on this subject on Twitter. I will stand by this statement today and tomorrow forever. ‘
In her statement on Friday, Chen wrote, ‘I have known my husband, Leslie Monfils, since the late 1990s, and I have married him for almost 14 years. Leslie is a good man and a loving father, consecrated husband and inspirational corporate leader. He has always been a human dignity and moral person. I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement. ‘
In a statement in response to the allegation, Munfes told The New Yorker: ‘I realize that there are times when several decades ago, I may have made some women uncomfortable with progress. Those were mistakes, and I am very sorry for them. But I have always understood and respected – and are bound by the principle – that ‘no’ means ‘no’, and I have never abused my position to harm or impair anyone’s job. ‘
Chen hosts The Talk and Big Brother on CBS.
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