LOS ANGELES – The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, will temporarily the use of the media center name: Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center.
In a statement Wednesday, Dean Willow Bay says, “In recognition of the sensitivities surrounding recent allegations against Mr. Moonves, he and Ms. Chen have requested that USC Annenberg temporarily suspend use of the media center’s name until the investigation concludes.”
In an article last week in The New Yorker, six women alleged sexual harassment or abuse by CBS Corp. CEO between the years of 1980 and in the late 2000s.
Moonves acknowledged the progress that make it possible for women uncomfortable, but said that he never abused his position to harm or hinder someone’s career.
The state-of-the-art media center, its name was changed in 2015, after a promised gift of the CBS, University of Southern California alumna Chen and her husband, Moonves.
Moonves’ alma mater, Bucknell University, has also removed a number of references to him on its website.