The Times report alleges that Moonves forced an aspiring actress to perform oral sex on him during a 1995 meeting — and that the executive subsequently tried to cover up the incident.
“Bobbie Phillips, then 25, told the New York Times that she went to Moonves’ office at the Warner Bros. studio in Burbank at the direction of her manager, who told her that Moonves — who’d just launched the hit TV shows ‘Friends’ and ‘E.R.’ — could make her a star,” The Post reports. “During the March 7, 1995, meeting, Phillips said Moonves — then president of Warner Bros. Television — promised to arrange a meeting for her with the ‘E.R.’ casting director, then showed her an easel that displayed the status of various studio projects.
“When Phillips turned back to face Moonves, she said, he’d dropped his trousers to expose his erect penis.”
Moonves allegedly said to Phillips: “Look how hard you make me.”
“He then grabbed Phillips by the neck, pushed her to her knees and forced his penis into her mouth, she told the Times,” The Post reports.
The report adds: “Her manager at the time, Marv Dauer, told the Times that Moonves confided in him in April, ‘If Bobbie talks, I’m finished.’”
The report also says: “CBS lawyers recently found out that Moonves deleted from his iPad many of his texts with Dauer, which could breach a clause in his contract requiring him to cooperate fully with any company investigation, the Times said.”