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Robert Bakish

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ViacomCBS Thursday acknowledged that company had conducted review of complaint by former employee against CEO Bob Bakish but found no ground to support it. Board Takes Any Allegation Of This Type Seriously. Independent Review Of Alleged Incident Has Conclude, And Investigation Does Not Support Allegation, ViacomCBS Said In Statement. Website Information first report and Deadline has confirmed that review center on complaint made this year by former Nickelodeon employee, who alleged that Bakish touched her inappropriately at Viacoms holiday party in 2016, when he was acting CEO. Bakish became CEO of Viacom in 2017 and was named chief of combined company when Viacom and CBS merged in December. Related Story CBS shift Tone Of Fall TV Promos As Curtain Rises on Season Unlike Any Other issue is sensitive one for companies, ViacomCBS in particular. News of probe of Bakish comes several years after CBS side of company was tainted by highly public sexual misconduct scandal focussing on former CBS CEO Les Moonves. Once high-flying executive resigned in September of 2017 after allegations by multiple women and explosive press reports in wake of MeToo movement. Moonves was formally fired with cause December, forfeiting as much as 120 million in severance. CBS Board At Time Accused Him Of Willful And Material Malfeasance. Reports subsequently emerged of culture of bullying, verbal abuse and sexual harassment at CBS News show 60 Minutes and complaints of toxic work environment at some CBS television stations. Jeff Fager, executive producer of 60 Minutes, was fired shortly after Moonves for threatening email to report. CBS News also terminated Charlie Rise in 2017 as co-anchor of CBS this Morning and as host of 60 Minutes on misconduct allegations by number of women, from his time at CBS and earlier.

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Robert Bakish biography

Bakish was elected Acting President and CEO of in October 2016, effective November 15 2016, replacing interim CEO Tom Dooley. Concurrently, he was also named President and CEO of newly created Viacom Global Entertainment Group, combining Viacom International Media Networks with Viacoms Music and Entertainment Group, which includes Comedy Central, Logo TV, VH1, Spike TV and MTV; two additional Networks, CMT and TV Land, likewise join Global Entertainment Group. Confident that Bakish could execute his plans well to turn Viacoms core Cable Networks and its Paramount Pictures film studio around, board of directors of Viacom Inc. Make Bakishs appointment as President and CEO permanent on December 12 2016. In early 2017, Bakish lay out five-point plan to turn Viacom around and get Company to steady profitability. This comprise of centering on Viacoms ' six flagship brands: MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central, Nick Jr. And Paramount; deepening distributor and advertiser partnerships to drive revenue; increasing digital offerings, consumer products; revitalizing content and talent and live experiences; and optimizing and energizing organization. Plan Further Includes Having Paramount Pictures Produce Films And Franchises Relating To Viacom Television Content; Also, Spike TV Would Be Rebranded And Convert To Wide-base General Entertainment Channel, Paramount Network, In Early 2018. Bakish had restructured Viacom by fall of 2017, He replaced executives at nearly every company, He even hired Jim Gianopulos-formerly chairman and CEO of 20 Century Fox, to be new chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. Due to his huge turnaround of Viacom, Hollywood Reporter lists Bakish as in its Hollywood Reporter 100: Most Powerful People in Entertainment 2018. Bakish retained position of CEO for ViacomCBS, after re-merging of Viacom and CBS Corporation which closed on December 4 2019.

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