“CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell accidentally let a personal aside about sexual harassment at her workplace slip out on air.
According to The Wrap, the hot mic moment occurred during a segment Tuesday night on sexual harassment allegations against opera singer Placido Domingo.
While the report was documenting Domingo’s stated belief that all his past relationships were consensual, O’Donnell’s voice could be heard momentarily.
“Sounds like somebody else here…” she said.
Though it is not entirely clear to what she was referring, CBS has experienced a number of very high profile sets of #MeToo allegations against now-former employees.
O’Donnell’s “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose was forced out after being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women in 2017.
An executive producer on the show, Ryan Kadro, later left the network in the midst of a lawsuit over allegedly ignoring warnings about Rose’s behaviour.
In 2018, network CEO Les Moonves was forced to resign over multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault.