Florida Gov. much richer
than previously reported
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is giving a more complete look at his wealth, and it shows that his family is much richer than the Republican governor has been reporting to state authorities.
Scott turned in a 125-page financial disclosure to the U.S. Senate on Friday. He is running against Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
For the first time, Scott has been required to reveal not just his own holdings, but those of First Lady Ann Scott. Scott in late June reported his own net worth at more than $232 million. The Senate report does not require exact amounts, but it shows that Ann Scott owns at least $170 million worth of assets.
The report also shows that the Scott family has holdings in a vast array of companies, including a subsidiary of the company that owns Florida’s largest utility.
CBS looks into misconduct claims
amid report on CEO Moonves
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS said Friday it is investigating personal misconduct claims after the company’s chief executive, Les Moonves, was the subject of a New Yorker story detailing sexual misconduct allegations.
The media company said it takes all allegations of personal misconduct seriously. It said the independent directors are “investigating claims that violate the company’s clear policies in that regard.”
CBS Corp.’s stock fell 6 percent — its worst one-day loss in nearly seven years — as the reports of the misconduct allegations began to circulate around noon Friday, triggering investor concerns Moonves might be forced to step down. The CBS chief has been a towering figure in television for decades, credited with turning around a network that had been mired for years at the bottom ratings.
The company did not mention Moonves by name but said it issued the statement in response to the New Yorker article, which was published on the magazine’s website late Friday. The article says six women who had professional dealings with Moonves say he sexually harassed them between the 1980s and late 2000s. Four of the women described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings, it says, while two said that Moonves physically intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers.