Sexual harassment at Les Moonves’ CBS was so terrible that even human resources personnel was susceptible to undesirable sexual improvements, an explosive new lawsuit claims.
Jacquelyn Musiello, a previous payroll professional at CBS Radio, stop her work in 2017 because of to the “physical and emotional distress” of currently being sexually harassed by the expertise, and witnessing plenty of cases in which other folks have been as very well, in accordance to the Bronx condition courtroom lawsuit.
She is trying to find $10 million in damages and class-action position.
During her 5 yrs at CBS Radio, Musiello says she fielded issues from woman co-staff who described “sexual remarks,” “unwelcome touching” and “innuendoes” from supervisors and radio personalities on a “nearly every day basis.”
But CBS bosses, including Musiello’s HR supervisor, did nothing but laugh, the lawsuit states.
In one particular 2016 instance, Musiello recounts walking in on a female and male staff having sexual intercourse in a conference place right after get the job done hrs. When she confronted them, the employees questioned her authority, she reported. When Musiello instructed her manager, Margaret Marion — who is named in the criticism — of the incident, she “laughed it off,” the lawsuit extra.
The go well with also describes not comfortable encounters Musiello had with CBS Radio host Dan Taylor, who stepped down from the firm in 2019 immediately after a misconduct investigation located that the company experienced ignored complaints of racism and sexism by three employees.
Taylor created undesired developments towards Musiello, which include giving her candies and flowers and a handwritten card, the match mentioned. He also questioned her to lunch at Italian eatery PJ Charlton and then, in order to cajole her to say of course, reminded her that she was up for a advertising, saying it “would be in her greatest interest” to show up at, the accommodate says.
Musiello also fielded issues from other woman staffers about Taylor in her function as a human sources exec, like Taylor’s soliciting gals to join him on his personal airplane. But when Musiello informed her manager, Marion, of the problems about Taylor, she was supplied the runaround and at some point told to instruct the ladies to merely “stay away” from him.
The frat home-like society at the corporation, specially the radio division — which was sold in 2017 to Entercom — has been the matter of several lawsuits, as The Write-up has formerly reported.
New York Lawyer Basic Letitia James has probed CBS Radio as part of an all round investigation into misconduct at the broadcasting enterprise led by Moonves right until his resignation in 2018 amid an avalanche of sexual harassment promises.
CBS also fired Tv newsman Charlie Rose in late 2017 in excess of sexual misconduct allegations, like statements that he would walk about bare in entrance of his female employees.
The unequal remedy of males and females at the firm was a consistent source of aggravation to Musiello, who describes a longtime feminine worker she suggests was fired when she was eight months pregnant.
Musiello claims she was anticipated to finish her payroll responsibilities even when on health care leave, like appropriate after she experienced a miscarriage in 2015. She never returned to operate from that medical depart, quitting her career on Feb. 17, 2017.
CBS declined to remark although Entercom did not return a question for comment. Marion did not answer to e-mails for comment.