Magazine article Screen International

Ex-CBS Chief Les Moonves Facing Fresh Sexual Assault Allegation

Magazine article Screen International

Ex-CBS Chief Les Moonves Facing Fresh Sexual Assault Allegation

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Media exec issues statement denying claim.

A fresh allegation of sexual assault against former CBS Corporation chairman, president and CEO Les Moonves has surfaced in a New York Times article published on Wednesday (November 28)

The article says that in an interview, actress Bobbie Phillips described a 1995 meeting with Moonves, then president of Warner Bros Television, in which Moonves exposed himself and forced her to perform oral sex on him.

In a statement to the Times, Moonves said: “I strongly believe that the sexual encounter with Ms Phillips more than 20 years ago was consensual.”

The extensive piece also reports on subsequent exchanges between Moonves and Hollywood talent manager Marv Dauer, who introduced Phillips to Moonves. …

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