New allegations of sexual misconduct have surfaced against Les Moonves.
It’s been just two months since the 69-year-old stepped down at CBS amid an ongoing sexual misconduct scandal, and it sounds like things will continue to get worse for the embattled exec as more women come forward.
Actress Bobbie Phillips claims that the former CBS Chief Executive Officer allegedly forced her to perform oral sex on him during a meeting at Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank in 1995 that was supposed to be about advancing her career. Phillips says Moonves tried to buy her silence by promising to line up acting roles for her if she kept quiet.
The 50-year-old tells the New York Times that Moonves came on to her saying, “Look how hard you make me” before he unzipped his pants and exposed his erect penis. The actress says he continued with, “Be my girlfriend and I’ll put you on any show” before grabbing her by the neck and forcing his penis into her mouth. The assault reportedly ended when Moonves’ intercom rang.
Per the Times report, Julie Chen‘s husband reportedly tried to conspire with Bobbie’s former manager Marv Dauer to get a job for Bobbie to keep things quiet. Dauer claims Moonves reportedly said,
“If Bobbie talks, I’m finished.”
Moonves issued a statement to the NYT in response, falling in line with previous denials of any wrongdoing:
“I strongly believe that the sexual encounter with Ms. Phillips more than 20 years ago was consensual.”
Hmm, that encounter didn’t sound very consensual…
As we reported, former The Talk host and wife of Moonves appears to still be by her husband’s side through it all. But we have to wonder if these new claims are starting to change things…
Thoughts, Perezcious readers?!
[Image via DJDM/WENN.]