FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. Bucknell University has removed references on its website to alumnus and CBS chief executive Moonves amid sexual harassment allegations against him. The New Yorker magazine published the allegations from several women Friday, July 27, 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LA prosecutors decline sex abuse charges against Les Moonves

July 31, 2018 - 2:49 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Southern California have declined to pursue sexual abuse claims against CBS head Les Moonves because the statute of limitations has expired.

The unidentified woman, who worked in the television industry, went to Los Angeles police in February to report three alleged incidents in the mid-to-late 1980s.

A document obtained Tuesday from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office shows prosecutors were considering possible charges including felony forced oral copulation.

In an article last week in The New Yorker, six women alleged sexual harassment or misconduct by Moonves.

Moonves acknowledged making advances that may have made women uncomfortable but said he never misused his position to hinder anyone's career.

An email sent to CBS seeking comment was not immediately returned.

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