PwC study: The new #1 reason CEOs get booted is because they are sexual predators and thieves

PWC reports that the top reason that CEOs from large companies are fired is no longer related to bad financial performance or board conflict as has been the case for nearly two decades of their CEO Success studies. It's because the ousted CEOs are, surprise, slimeballs and crooks! From PWC:

For the first time in the study’s history, more CEOs were dismissed for ethical lapses than for financial performance or board struggles. (We define dismissals for ethical lapses as the removal of the CEO as the result of a scandal or improper conduct by the CEO or other employees; examples include fraud, bribery, insider trading, environmental disasters, inflated resumes, and sexual indiscretions.) The rise in these kinds of dismissals reflects several societal and governance trends, including more aggressive intervention by regulatory and law enforcement authorities, new pressures for accountability about sexual harassment and sexual assault brought about by the rise of the “Me Too” movement, and the increasing propensity of boards of directors to adopt a zero-tolerance stance toward executive misconduct.

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'Creep Sheet' keeps track of public figures accused of sexual misconduct

We now live in a world where new accusations of sexual harassment and/or assault get dropped on the daily. Because it was getting hard to keep track of, D.C. web designer Chris Herbert created The Creep Sheet, the "most complete list" of accused public figures.

We list accusations that have been published in credible, mainstream publications. Please note that in most cases, the allegations listed here have not been proved or disproved in court proceedings.

For me, there were some surprise names on the list, like Mariah Carey (sexual harassment) and former president Ronald Reagan (rape).

Herbert has also created a "By the Numbers" page:

Previously: Find out if anyone tied to the films or TV shows you watch is accused of sexual misconduct by searching 'Rotten Apples'

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Find out if anyone tied to the films or TV shows you watch is accused of sexual misconduct by searching 'Rotten Apples'

It's said that it takes just one bad apple to spoil the bunch. If you'd like to know if any of the movies or TV shows you watch has a bad apple --someone accused of sexual misconduct-- affiliated with it, you need to head over to The Rotten Appl.es.

A quick search of their database will tell you if a cast-member, screenwriter, executive producer or director is an alleged abuser.

They write:

The goal of this site is to further drive awareness of just how pervasive sexual misconduct in film and television is and to help make ethical media consumption easier.

By no means is this site meant to serve as a condemnation of an entire project.

I was glad to see that two of my favorite shows, The Handmaid's Tale and Stranger Things, were deemed "Fresh Apples," ie. had no one affiliated that has been accused of abuse.

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Mitt Romney: Moore is unfit for office and should step aside

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is one of the few Republican politicians – besides Senator John McCain – who is publicly speaking out against Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore. Moore has been accused by four women of sexual misconduct that he initiated towards them when they were teenagers, including Leigh Corfman, who was 14 at the time.

In a tweet this morning, Mitt Romeney says, "Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore. Moore is unfit for office and should step aside."

According to Time:

The politician’s condemnation of Moore is a marked change from many of his Republican colleagues, who, though they have denounced Moore’s alleged actions, have couched calls for him to step down in language that casts doubt about the veracity of allegations.

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