EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Tsujihara, who resigned as chairman and CEO of Warner Bros last week, soon will become the second top industry executive to be removed from the Anita Hill-led Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment because of sexual harassment allegations.
In August, former CBS CEO Les Moonves was removed as a commissioner after numerous sexual harassment allegations were leveled against him. Like Tsujihara, Moonves had been one of the 25 original commissioners on the Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equity in the Workplace; also like Tsujihara, he lost his job because of the allegations. WB and CBS wont have a representative on the Commission until permanent CEOs are named to replace Tsujihara and Moonves.
Tsujiharas downfall came after texts revealed hed engaged in improper behavior with actress Charlotte Kirk and then attempted to help her find roles in Warner Bros. films. Moonves fall came after it was revealed that hed allegedly forced numerous women – including several actresses – to perform oral sex on him; exposed himself to them without their consent and retaliated against them when they rebuffed his advances.
Tsujiharas departure from the commission, which will be announced shortly, is expected to be accompanied by a statement similar to the one the Commission issued in September after Moonves was shown the door.
“Shortly after the very serious allegations against Les Moonves first surfaced earlier this summer, the Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace immediately accepted Mr. Moonvess decision to recuse himself from his position as one of our Commissioners,” the Commission said at the time. “We also said that we would work with CBS to name a new Commissioner from CBS. We remain eager to fill this vacancy, and will invite CBSs new CEO to serve as a Commissioner once the Board of Directors selects Mr. Moonves permanent replacement.
“The reason is simple,” the statement read. “The Commission was created when 25 of Hollywoods most significant institutions – including major studios, television networks, streaming services, musRead More – Source