Phyliss Golden-Gottlieb – eighties
Phyliss Golden-Gottlieb, now 82
A former executive who worked with Moonves on Lorimar Television in the 1980s, Golden-Gottlieb alleges that Moonves forced her to perform oral sex with him.
She told Ronan Farrow that he grabbed my head and took her to his penis and stuck my penis in my mouth & # 39; She also remembered how the insensitive made her physically sick.
In another attack, Golden-Gottlieb claims that Moonves, angered by a work-related problem, threw her against a wall.
Now 82, she said she did not complain at the time because she was a single mother and had two children.
After she rejected Moonves's advances, Golden-Gottlieb said she retaliated against her professionally and moved her to smaller and smaller offices.
Every two days, I would find a darker space, or a place down, or something like that. He absolutely ruined my career, "he said.
She later left the television industry to become an elementary school teacher in Los Angeles.
The executive also said she sought to bring criminal charges against the Los Angeles police in the wake of the #metoo movement. She said they found their claims credible, but they did not file charges because the statute of limitations has expired.
Dinah Kirgo – 1980
The Emmy-winning writer of The Tracey Ullman Show met Moonves in the early 1980s with her sister and production partner Julie Kirgo to talk about a television deal. After a productive meeting, the women were sure they had a deal.
When Dinah arrived at her house, she received a call from Moonves to invite her to dinner. She said that she and her sister would be happy to please, to which she allegedly replied: "No, just you and me. You're very expensive, and I need to know you're worth it. "
Kirgo says he turned down the offer and said, "Well, Leslie, I do not think your wife wants us to have that kind of dinner." She claims that Moonves hung up and never contacted her again.
Later, his agents began to hear reports with which it was difficult to work, a claim that nobody had said before and, he suggested, could have been broadcast by Moonves as revenge for rejecting him.
Linda Silverthorn – 1984
In 1984, when he was an assistant, and he was vice president of Twentieth Century Fox, Moonves had proposed, offering to help in his career.
The two had consensual sexual encounters in their office over the course of about a month, she says.
But when the couple met again, Silverthorn thought he was going to meet Moonves professionally.
As soon as she entered her office, Silverthorn alleges that Moonves closed the door of her office, took several drinks of coffee, grabbed her and lifted her from the chair where she was sitting.
"He kissed me while we were standing, the coffee was on his breath," he recalled. & # 39; And then he just pulled out his penis & # 39; and moved it towards his hand.
After the episode, Moonves told her that the studio had no chance for her, she says.
"It was not welcome, it was not wanted," he said. & # 39;[Inspiteoftheencountersofthetwocountriesitwasthereforalegitimatebusinessmeetingforthenew[DespitetheencounterssixyearsearlierIwasthereforalegitimatebusinessmeetingatnineo'clock'[Apesardelosencuentrosdehaceseisañosyoestabaallíparaunareunióndenegocioslegítimaalasnueveenpunto[DespitetheencounterssixyearsearlierIwasthereforalegitimatebusinessmeetingatnineo’clock’
But it was not only the women who work in the entertainment business who were allegedly assaulted but also in the hospitality industry.
Janet Jones – 1985
In the spring of 1985, Jones was trying to enter the industry as a writer, so he was glad when producer Mike Marvin helped organize a meeting between her and Moonves, then vice president of Twentieth-Century Fox.
Jones was surprised when Moonves offered him a glass of wine before its launch, so he refused and sat on the sofa. But then, he told the New Yorker, he went around the corner of the table and threw himself on top of me. It was very fast ".
Moonves, he alleged, started to kiss her and when she fought she screamed, "What do you think you're doing?" Then he remembered him saying: "Well, I was hitting you. I wanted a kiss. "When she left, he called her to" calm down. "
When he reached the door, he realized that it was closed. "If you do not open this door," he said, "I will scream so loud and loud that everyone will come."
Moonves, she said then, walked to her desk to open the door, instead of directly. Jones said that bothered her when she realized she had prepared for such a situation.
After telling several people about the meeting, Jones says that Moonves called her on the phone and threatened to keep quiet about what happened or that he would "ruin his career."
Deborah Morris – 1980s
Morris was a young executive who worked at Lorimar in the 1980s.
He went to Moonves's office to talk about several projects where he was offered a glass of wine that he could not refuse.
"Suddenly, he was by my side," he told the New Yorker. "He said:" How about a kiss? "" I said no. "And he said:" No, come on, how about a kiss? It's nothing. How about a little kiss? " ? & # 39; & # 39;
Moonves continued his advances for several months, he says. She told the magazine that one night the couple was in their Porsche when he suddenly grabbed her and tried to kiss her.
Morris ended up moving away and hitting Moonves. She got out of the car and ran.
After the meeting, Moonves refused to talk to her, and she was frozen at meetings in Lorimar, she claimed. "I went to sit down to dry," he said. "And that was practically the end of my career." I was not going to get a reference. "
When Morris contemplated filing a formal complaint without mentioning the names, he said that the company's human and legal resources departments discouraged her.
& # 39; Who will believe you? You're nobody, "recalled his contact in the legal department saying.
& # 39; Your statement was incredible. Absolutely incredible. It made me sick, "he told me." He's cunning, he's calculating, and he's a predator. "
Outstanding actress (no name) – late 80's
A leading actress playing a female cop on a popular CBS show also came forward to tell her story, but refused to reveal her name for fear of reprisal.
Moonves invited her to lunch in the late 1980s at the height of her program's popularity. I had known Moonves for years, and at that time I worked for a production company called Lorimar.
During lunch, Moonves told the actress that he was in love with her, but he had not said it before because she had had a relationship. She thanked him for lunch, but refused his advances.
When Moonves became president of CBS in 1995, she phoned him to congratulate him. "You should have fucked me when I asked you too," he said. Taking this as a joke, the actress replied: "No, shit!" and both laughed.
However, shortly after, the actress was informed that her serial agreement with CBS had been canceled. Impressed, she called Moonves and they met in her office. There, Moonves explained that he had let her go because he was aiming at a younger talent, but he repeated that he was "attracted to her," he says.
After the actress said she was going to leave, Moonves told her to sit down. She did, then fiddled with the food on her plate until she had an excuse to leave and got up to leave.
Then, she says: "I went over and I leaned over to kiss her on the cheek", but Moonves kissed her by force and "sank her tongue into my throat". Disgusted, she left the room crying and never worked for CBS again.
& # 39; Kimberley & # 39; – 1992
A former child star who just wanted to be identified by her first name met Moonves in 1992 after a friend told her she could help her get back on television. The three sat down to a dinner, which began with Moonves asking questions about her acting career.
When her friend went to use the bathroom, she says that Moonves turned to her and said, "Let's go. Let's just get a hotel room. Let's do this. & # 39; She was surprised and explained that she had a husband and a son, after which Moonves became angry and left. CBS said that Moonves had no record of the meeting.
Responding to the previous six stories, Moonves told the New Yorker: "Throughout my time at CBS, we have fostered a culture of respect and opportunity for all employees, and we have always succeeded in elevating women to senior management positions throughout our company.
"I recognize that there were times when decades ago, when I was able to make some women feel uncomfortable making advances, those were mistakes, and I deeply regret them.
"But I always understood and respected, and I accepted the principle, that" no "means" no ", and I have never abused my position to harm or hinder anyone's career.
"This is a time when we are all appropriately focused on how we help improve our society, and we at CBS are committed to being part of the solution."
Jessica Pallingston – 1994
The writer alleges that Moonves forced her to perform oral sex with him when she worked as his temporary assistant at Warner Bros. in the spring of 1994. When he rejected his movements, he became hostile and called her & # 39; c *** & # 39; he says.
On his first day at work, Pallingston states that he went to the Moonves suite at the Regency Hotel and found him in a bathrobe.
She told the New Yorker Moonves that he offered her wine at 10 a.m. M. Then he continued to ask her personal questions, including whether she was single and her sexual orientation, she says.
Then Moonves supposedly asked for a massage. Pallingston said "it was uncomfortable, but I was trying to act as if it was hard and cool, like I could handle everything."
She says she remembers Moonves saying: "I could help you with your writing. I could help you, and if you do something good for me, I could do something good for you. "
She said that Moonves then kissed her, pushing her tongue down her throat "like she was trying to reach my stomach". Then, he said, & # 39; I want you to wash my c *** & # 39;
"He pushed my head down, hard," he said. "It was very violent, very aggressive, there was real hostility in that."
Moonves supposedly began to test her breasts and, she said, "she kept saying," Come on, let's go to ***. "Before leaving, she said:" He took my hand and shook it. " and he said: You did a great job & # 39;
The couple met again when Pallingston worked as Moonves's assistant when he made a trip to New York. She told the magazine that she was "a little gropey, but not much".
On a third occasion, she alleges that she had been fondled almost immediately after the meeting.
Pallingston lied and said he was committed. She remembers that Moonves became "cold as ice, hostile, unpleasant because I rejected him".
Pallingston said that for many years she felt embarrassed about what had happened and rarely told the story to her friends and colleagues. It was only after the MeToo movement gained momentum that she realized that she no longer had to feel ashamed.
Illeana Douglas – 1996
Six Feet Under Actress Illeana Douglas said during a 1997 meeting with Moonves that he kissed her "violently" and then raised her skirt while pushing her excited groin inside her.
Douglas told The New Yorker that she defended herself from Moonves in 1996 after signing a $ 300,000 deal with CBS.
The two of them spent months working together and Douglas said that she came to see him as a "father", until the day he supposedly forced her into his office.
Douglas, who had just separated from Marin Scorsese and was working on the chain's Queens series, said that everything happened in an instant.
"In a millisecond, he has an arm over me, immobilizing me," said Douglas, who described the "physical aspect" of the incident as horrific.
Douglas said that she finally broke free from Moonves, but that, unable to perform on the set, she found herself out of work shortly thereafter and was replaced in the television series.
She told several people and got a lawyer, which resulted in CBS paying $ 125,000 for her work in Queens and $ 250,000 for starring in a television miniseries.
"Step from being sexually assaulted, fired for not having sex with Les Moonves, farewell to all, a & # 39; We will pay you in full and we also want you to be in this miniseries", said Douglas.
"I understand that this is what they were going to do in exchange for not demanding."
When asked to comment on the agreement of the miniseries and the payment to Douglas, CBS said: "No funds were added for settlement purposes. The amount paid was half of what was owed, which is not what one could do if you are concerned about a claim like this. "
Dr. Anne L. Peters – 1999
Dr. Anne Peters described an attack by an anonymous patient in 1999 in a medical journal publication about the MeToo movement in May. Vanity Fair named Moonves as the patient on Sunday and accepted that he tried to kiss Peters, but she rejected him
Regardless of the accusations in the two New York pieces by Farrow, there are those of Dr. Anne L. Peters, who wrote her story of having been sexually harassed by an unidentified VIP patient in May of this year.
His title was "The Place of a Doctor in the MeToo Movement." He appeared in The Annals of Internal Medicine.
Although Peters did not name her alleged attacker, she described the man who tried to force himself on her twice and then masturbate when she rejected him.
He was not allowed to mention his doctor-patient confidentiality.
In her account, she wrote: "I did my usual initial interview, and then we stood up to go to the exam table." He grabbed me as I stepped forward, pulled himself against me and tried to force himself on me.
He did this twice; when I rejected him, he stood next to the exam table and was satisfied.
She said she later felt "embarrassed" but found someone to tell her about.
& # 39; I had no idea what to do. I felt ashamed, I had not shouted: I was supposed to offer a "special" service to this man because he was rich and powerful and good for my institution (a place where I no longer work).
"I do not remember how I figured who to call to report this incident." However, I called, largely because I wanted to put a note in his box warning other women never to be alone with him.
The unidentified patient called her the next day to apologize and said he had done the same with "many women."
"He said he had a terrible problem and had done the same with many other women," the doctor wrote.
On Sunday, after the publication of Farrow's second piece about Moon's alleged misconduct, Vanity Fair named him the subject of the medical journal.
In response to the magazine, Moonves admitted to trying to "kiss" the doctor during his only visit in 1999, but said he had not imposed on her.
"The horrific accusations about my behavior towards a doctor some 20 years ago are false.
"What is true, and what I deeply regret, is that I tried to kiss the doctor." Nothing else happened, "he said.
Dr. Peters would not go to record.
Deborah Kitay – late 90s
Masseur Deborah Kitay reveals that she was harassed by Moonves in the 1990s
Kitay worked as a masseuse in Los Angeles and said that Moonves harassed her when she massaged him in her office and at home in the late 1990s.
"In a nutshell, every time I went there for a year and a half or two years, he would ask me to work up on his leg in a clearly sexual way."
On one occasion, he alleges that Moonves asked him to touch his penis and threw a towel that covered him, thus exposing himself.
She said the experience was "very stressful," but that she never stopped the sessions, fearing that Moonves' complaints could hurt her career.
Kitay told The New Yorker that the treatment she received from Moonves eventually made her reject male clients and then quit massage therapy altogether.
The above statements were made in the most recent New Yorker article on Sunday.
Moonves said in response to the six stories above: "The atrocious accusations in this article are false.
"What is certain is that I had consensual relationships with three of the women about 25 years ago before coming to CBS, and I have never used my position to impede the advancement or careers of women.
"In my 40 years of work, I have never heard of such disturbing accusations before, I can only assume that they are now emerging for the first time, decades later, as part of a concerted effort by others to destroy my name, my reputation and my career ".
Christine Peters – years 2000
Christine Peters, who accuses Moonves of forcing her into a business meeting, is photographed in Los Angeles on December 21, 2017
The producer also described Moonves forcing himself on her during a business meeting.
In the early 2000s, Peters was already an industry veteran, having worked on successful films such as The Godfather and Chinatown, often relying on his friend and confidant Sumner Redstone for advice and help.
In 2006, Peters and Redstone dined with Moonves, then president of CBS, to discuss their plans to launch CBS Studios.
Redstone suggested that Peters could be an executive in the studio, an idea that seemed to thrill Moonves. The couple met in their office to discuss the prospect, and Peters began to deliver a detailed plan and his idea to target the female population.
While she continued, Peters joined her in the carriage and sat uncomfortably close, he told the New Yorker. Then, she says, he put his hand on her skirt and touched her underwear. In shock, Peters says he tried to make an excuse to go to his car.
Deborah Green – 2000s
Green was an independent makeup artist who worked for CBS in the early 2000s. One day, he was tasked with applying Moonves's makeup before a video session.
Then, she returned to her office to remove makeup and supposedly Moonves asked for a massage.
Then he got up, turned and grabbed her, she says. "He stuck my tongue in my throat," he told The New Yorker. "It was like a strong grip."
Green decided not to report the incident. "I did not want to jeopardize my livelihood," he said. "Knowing that Les is powerful is why I did not say anything at the time, I was a makeup artist who had no voice.