The New York Times is out with a story that does not paint a very good picture of former CBS CEO Les Moonves.
Moonves met small time actress Bobbie Phillips and when she met with Moonves to talk about some roles, it got real ugly real fast.
The NY Times writes, “On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 7, 1995, Ms. Phillips arrived at the Warner Bros. studio in Burbank. Mr. Moonves, married with three children, gestured for her to sit. “I’m going to set you up with John Levey,” he told her, referring to the casting director for “E.R.” As Mr. Moonves called Mr. Levey and left a message, Ms. Phillips noticed a baseball bat leaning against his desk.
In a recent interview, Ms. Phillips described what happened next. Mr. Moonves led her to an easel that showed the status of various Warner Bros. productions. She examined it, then turned to face him. “Look how hard you make me,” Mr. Moonves said. She saw that he had undone his trousers, exposing his erect penis.
“Be my girlfriend and I’ll put you on any show,” he said, in Ms. Phillips’s recollection — and then grabbed her by the neck, pushed her to her knees and forced his penis into her mouth.”
“I strongly believe that the sexual encounter with Ms. Phillips more than 20 years ago was consensual,” Mr. Moonves said in a statement to The Times.
You can read the full story here.