CBS Exec Placed On Leave After Sexual Language Accusations
Today, the CBS Corp announced that they have placed television executive Vincent Favale on leave after earlier allegations of using sexual and homophobic language resurfaced.
The action was taken against Favale, who is a senior vice president of talent for CBS Television Studios, after CNN reported on allegations made by nine unnamed sources on Wednesday.
“I’ll never forget the day he told me he got four erections while watching Jennifer Hudson rehearse,”
a female former CBS executive told CNN.
Favale was a senior programing executive on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
“The comments reported in this (CNN) story are offensive and not consistent with the standards we expect from our executives or the culture we want at CBS,” CBS said in an emailed statement.
“The network investigated a complaint for inappropriate language that was received in January 2016, and corrective action was taken, however, since concerned voices are speaking up nearly three years later, additional review is warranted. Mr. Favale has been placed on leave while we look into this situation further.”
Favale was not immediately reachable for comment to Reuters, but in a statement to CNN, he said “Allegations that I have ever retaliated against anyone in any fashion are 100 percent false.”