Les Moonves resigns from CBS after six more women accuse him of sexual harassment

Television executive steps down without severance after Ronan Farrow details new harassment claims Leslie Moonves has resigned from his position as chairman and chief executive of CBS without severance, after six more women stepped forward on Sunday to…

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Trump and Clinton camps raise concerns over AT&T-Time Warner deal

Company bosses celebrate ‘perfect match’, but deal could face regulatory hurdles as Republican warns against purchase and Democrats voice skepticism

The US telecoms giant AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner, the owner of the Harry Potter and Batman film franchises as well as HBO, CNN and Cartoon Network, for $85.4bn (£70bn), creating a new media behemoth that will control both content and its distribution.

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Sumner Redstone, the Viacom and CBS mogul, is ‘a living ghost’, says law suit

The 92-year-old should be forced to have a brain scan and prove he is fit to run his media empire, documents say, but lawyers reject the accusations as ‘baseless’

Sumner Redstone, the 92-year-old executive chairman of Viacom and CBS, is a “living ghost” and prone to uncontrollable crying fits, according to a lawsuit which questions his ability to run the media companies.

The lawsuit filed by Manuela Herzer, one of the billionaire media mogul’s former girlfriends, asks for Redstone to be submitted to a brain scan and demands that he receive a mental examination to determine whether he can still make decisions for himself.

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