Ian Metrose to Exit CBS Following Moonves-LAPD Scandal

Longtime CBS expertise relations government Ian Metrose, who grew to become wrapped up within the scandal surrounding former CBS chief Leslie Moonves, will exit at month’s finish after 20 years with the community.

Metrose is known to have made the choice to go away on the finish of his present contract. However there’s little doubt his departure was hastened by the scandal that erupted in November round Moonves and his affiliation with the Los Angeles Police Division.

In keeping with an investigation by New York Legal professional Normal, Metrose was concerned in communications in 2017 with retired LAPD Captain Cory Palka, who’s accused of tipping off Moonves {that a} sexual assault criticism had been filed in opposition to him over an allegation relationship again to the Eighties. Palka had constructed a relationship with Moonves and several other CBS executives together with Metrose after having been employed to supply safety for Moonves at main occasions. Palka is underneath investigation by the LAPD.

“Ian determined to go away CBS on the finish of his contract this month. We thank him for his 20 years main community and studio occasions and want him a lot success in his subsequent function,” CBS mentioned in a press release.

Metrose was most just lately senior VP of expertise relations and particular occasions. He was a part of a tight-knit core group of executives who helped revive CBS’ fortunes within the early 2000s.

Metrose was well-liked and revered by his CBS colleagues. However the element of his involvement within the Palka scenario, as disclosed within the intensive New York Legal professional Normal’s report and within the newly printed expose ebook “Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Household Legacy,” made it untenable for Metrose to proceed in his function for the long run.

(Cynthia Littleton contributed to this report.)

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