WATCH: Ronan Farrow Reports More Women Accuse Les Moonves of Sex Crimes and Violence
As CBS C.E.O. Les Moonves reportedly prepares to exit the company, six additional women have launched a fresh series of allegations against the executive, adding to mounting claims that his pattern of sexual misconduct was swept under the rug for years.
The new accounts, broken by The New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow, include both sexual harassment and assault between the 1980s and the early 2000s.
Among the claims are stories “that Moonves forced them to perform oral sex on him, that he exposed himself to them without their consent, and that he used physical violence and intimidation against them,” Farrow writes.
One of the women who has stepped forward, longtime TV executive Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, said she made a criminal complaint to Los Angeles police last year, accusing the C.E.O. “of physically restraining her and forcing her to perform oral sex on him, and of exposing himself to her and violently throwing her against a wall in later incidents” during the late 1980s, Farrow reports.
Shortly after the scoop was published Sunday, Farrow spoke to Reliable Sources‘ Brian Stelter to recap what he learned.
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