Following reports that CBS is negotiating a pact whereby the CEO of CBS, Les Moonves, will have to depart from the corporation after the allegations of sexual misconduct, more women have come out with stories of harassment. In fact, six new women came forward with accusations.
In a new piece for The New Yorker, Ronan Farrow penned an essay exposing the charges which Les Moonves finds himself facing off with.
Supposedly, if the allegations are true, Moonves used his position as a way of forcing women to perform sexual acts, including oral sex, as well as exposing himself without consent.
Moreover, similar to Harvey Weinstein, Moonves allegedly put women’s career into jeopardy if they refused his sexual advances. Previously, Les said that the allegations are true, in the sense that he did have sexual relations with the women involved, however, he never, at any point, put their livelihoods at risk.
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Moonves said in a statement that he never used his position of power to threaten a woman’s career. He said that he found the accusations “disturbing.”
Les said that people who know him, understand that he’s not the kind of person who would do such a thing. Some of the women to accuse him includes Linda Silverthorn Deborah Kitay, Deborah Green, Jessica Pallingston, and Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb.
According to Golden-Gottleb, during lunch one day when they worked at Lorimar-Telepictures in 1986, Les pulled the car over and forced her to perform oral sex on him.
Two years later, she was in his office and he returned suddenly without his pants on, “aroused.” Later on, Golden explained, Les began treating her horribly, probably as a means of retaliation for refusing his sexual advances.
Pallington detailed a similar story, claiming that Les promised to help her career if she engaged in sexual acts with him. This all comes at a time when Les is supposedly about to receive approximately $100 million to leave CBS.