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Tara Lachapelle

CBS Deserves No Ovation as Moonves Drama Ends

Change is happening, but ambivalence toward the #MeToo movement remains.

Severance denied.

Severance denied.

Photographer: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Alamy

CBS Corp. has made it official: Les Moonves won’t receive any of his $120 million severance. But that it was even a question, and took so long to reach this conclusion, are exactly why there’s a feeling of ambivalence toward the #MeToo movement. 

“With regard to Mr. Moonves, we have determined that there are grounds to terminate for cause,” CBS wrote in a statement Monday evening. No kidding.