Published 8:37 PM EDT Sep 11, 2018
CBS News anchor (and Oprah Winfrey bestie) Gayle King is calling on the network to release its findings on the sexual misconduct allegations against ousted chief executive Leslie Moonves.
On "CBS This Morning" Tuesday, King said she doesn't know how the network can move forward if "we at CBS don't have full transparency about what we find."
Moonves resigned from his post as CEO Sunday after the New Yorker dropped a bombshell report in which six new women accused him of sexual misconduct and intimidation, following the six whose stories the magazine published on July 27.
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A law firm is currently investigating accusations that Moonves forced women to perform oral sex and hurt the careers of those who resisted. He has denied all the reports.
It's unclear if the investigation, which will be critical in determining whether Moonves gets severance, will stay confidential. The former CEO and CBS agreed to keep the report under wraps, according to documents, unless the board determines it's in the network's best interest to make it public.
"I'm sick and sick of the story and sickened by everything that we keep hearing," King said on-air Tuesday. "But the part you mentioned about transparency is very disturbing to me because I would think, how can we have this investigation and not know how it comes out?"
She continued: "In our own house, we must have transparency."
King was off Monday when her co-anchor Norah O'Donnell addressed the Moonves scandal on "CBS This Morning," hours after the network announced the resignation of the network's longtime CEO.
"The most powerful media executive in America has now resigned in the wake of the #MeToo movement, and he's my boss – or was my boss," O'Donnell said at the top of Monday's show.
O'Donnell noted that she and King had been discussing the Moonves case via phone and text over the weekend.
"I said, 'Gayle, I'm kind of looking back to November, when we dealt with accusations against our former co-host (Charlie Rose, who was fired over sexual-misconduct allegations of his own). And Gayle said, 'Yeah, but I didn't think we'd still be the story in September. And 10 months later, we're still talking about this.'"
Contributing: The Associated Press and Bill Keveney
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