Sexual Abuse at the Top: CBS

In light of recent accusations of sexual misconduct against CBS CEO Les Moonves, a civil rights lawyer specializing in sexual harassment, Debra Katz speaks to NPR about the implications of sexual harassment at the executive level.  Katz says, “when chief executives engage in this kind of disgusting, despicable behavior, they often feel that this behavior is the prerogative of the position that they hold,” and goes on to discuss how other people at the top tend to tolerate and engage in similar behavior.  She says that when a company is engaged in this kind of behavior at the top level, it becomes normative, and ultimately creates a culture that doesn’t allow people to come forward and file complaints.

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