CBS’ interim CEO Joe Ianniello told his staff that he believes the investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by his predecessor, Les Moonves, is coming to a conclusion after seemingly endless media revelations.

Ianniello sought to reassure the staff after the New York Times obtained an early copy of an investigator’s report, which found Moonves had engaged in “multiple acts of serious, nonconsensual sexual misconduct,” both in the workplace and outside.

“It’s frustrating that confidential information from the ongoing investigation made its way to the public before management and the board knew about it  – and importantly, before we could communicate with all of you,” Ianniello wrote in the message. “And while we still don’t yet know the actual results, I do understand that the investigation is nearing an end.”

The attorneys investigating the allegations are expected to deliver their report the CBS directors ahead of next week’s annual shareholders meeting. According to the New York Times‘ account, the independent inquiry concluded that the media company’s directors have justification to deny Moonves his $120 million severance.

Here’s Ianniello’s memo to the CBS staff:

I wanted to reach out regarding the troubling press reports we’ve all been reading about our Company recently. It’s frustrating that confidential information from the ongoing investigation made its way to the public before management and the board knew about it –  and importantly, before we could communicate with all of you. And while we still don’t yet know the actual results, I do understand that the investigation is nearing an end.

We in management, as well as our board members, understand that these stories are very disconcerting. At the same time, we should all be proud that we’ve been able to maintain our focus, and continue to perform at a high level, no matter the circumstances.

We will continue to communicate as information comes in. I know we are all anxious to put this chapter behind us. In the meantime, thank you for your commitment to this outstanding Company and know we’re all in this together.

Joe