Actress Cybill Shepherd revealed her own allegation against Leslie Moonves, the disgraced former head of CBS. Appearing on SiriusXM’s “The Michelle Collins Show,” Shepherd indicated that soon after she rejected an advance from Moonves, he canceled her sitcom.
The show, “Cybill,” aired from 1995-1998 on CBS.
Fox News quotes Shepherd saying on the radio program: “Well his assistant and my assistant made a dinner date and we went to it and he was telling me his wife didn’t turn him on, some mistress doesn’t turn him on and I’m watching him drink alcohol. He says, ‘Well, why don’t you let me take you home?’ And I said ‘No, I’ve got a ride.’ And I had my car outside with a good, good friend of mine who was an off-duty LAPD officer.”
Shepherd said she soon noticed that the show was being treated differently by the network, and not long after that it was taken off the air.
Fox News adds: “She claims that ‘quite shortly afterward’ her show began getting marred by notes from Moonves about what she could and couldn’t do on it.”
Shepherd is quoted saying: “We did a lot of jokes, it’s just funny to see someone who is ‘pretty’ talking with some food in their mouth. Not overdoing it, it’s just funny. And then I got that note, ‘Don’t do that anymore. Don’t have Cybill talk while she’s eating.’”
Shepherd said she believes the show, which won a few Emmys and two Golden Globes, would have run for another five years had it not been for her dinner with Moonves.