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CBS Subpoenaed by Manhattan District Attorney on Moonves

In total, a dozen women have alleged mistreatment from Moonves, who resigned as chairman earlier this month

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    Moonves Out as CBS CEO After Sexual Harassment Allegations

    CBS announced Sunday that CEO Les Moonves has resigned, just hours after The New Yorker Magazine reported more sexual harassment allegations involving the network's longtime leader. (Published Monday, Sept. 10, 2018)

    CBS said Friday that a New York City prosecutor has subpoenaed the company for information related to sexual misconduct allegations that led to the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves.

    The company said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it received subpoenas from the Manhattan District Attorney and New York City's Commission on Human Rights and that it is cooperating.

    The state attorney general's office has also requested information, the filing said.

    A CBS spokesman declined comment. The district attorney's office also declined comment. The other agencies didn't immediately respond to messages.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Moonves resigned as chairman of CBS on Sept. 9, hours after The New Yorker published a story detailing a second round of ugly accusations against him.

    In total, a dozen women have alleged mistreatment, including forced oral sex, groping and retaliation if they resisted him.

    Moonves has denied the allegations, though he said he had consensual relations with some of the women.

    Outside lawyers hired by CBS continue to investigate allegations against Moonves and Jeff Fager, the former top executive at "60 Minutes."

    Fager was fired after he texted a CBS News reporter to "be careful" when she questioned him about reports that he tolerated an abusive environment at the newsmagazine.

    The lawyers' investigation is also looking into "cultural issues at all levels of CBS," the filing said.

    YouTube Mom Accused of Abusing Foster Kids for Clicks

    [NATL] YouTube Mom Accused of Abusing Foster Kids for Clicks

    Machelle Hackney of Maricopa, Arizona, is accused of forcing her adopted children to participate in her YouTube channel and abusing them if they did not recall their lines or perform as directed. Hackney's channel had accrued hundreds of millions of views since she joined in 2012.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    In a regulatory filing earlier this month, CBS said it would pay Moonves a $120 million severance if that investigation fails to find any evidence of sexual misconduct.