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CBS board will meet to discuss harassment allegations against CEO Les Moonves

The CBS board of directors will convene on Monday to discuss allegations of sexual harassment against CEO Les Moonves.

The board plans on creating a special committee to look into the accusations and the overall culture at the network, two people familiar with the matter told CNN. In an article published in The New Yorker on Friday, six women told Ronan Farrow that Moonves sexually harassed them, and CNN reports the board meeting was scheduled before the article came out. Moonves, who has been head of the network for more than a decade, told The New Yorker he's "promoted a culture of respect and opportunity for all employees."

Moonves did acknowledge that "there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances," which he regrets "immensely," but he says he never used his position "to harm or hinder anyone's career."