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Sony Music Chairman Doug Morris Resigns From CBS Board of Directors
Sony Music Entertainment chairman Doug Morris is one of six members of the CBS board of directors to step down in the wake of Les Moonves' departure as chief of the network, following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations.
Morris, who was CEO of Sony Music until last year, joined the CBS board in 2007 while he was still the head of Universal Music Group. According to a recent SEC filing, Morris was paid $332,143 in 2017 for his work on the board, which included being a member of the compensation committee.
Representatives for both CBS and Morris did not immediately return requests for comment.
Also exiting the board along with Morris are attorney David R. Andelman, former cabinet member Joseph A. Califano Jr., banking executive Charles K. Gifford, film and TV producer Leonard Goldberg and film producer Arnold Kopelson.
New board members include attorney Candace Beinecke, investment banker Barbara Byrne, business exec and film producer Brian Goldner, former CEO of Time Warner Richard Parsons, SYPartners CEO Susan Schuman and media industry executive Strauss Zelnick.
CBS announced on Sunday that it was parting ways with Moonves, hours after the release of a second New Yorker expose detailing six more allegations of misconduct. The company said it was appointing chief operating officer Joseph Ianniello as acting CEO, also noting that there would be no imminent proposal to merge CBS and Viacom, its parent.
Hannah Karp contributed reporting