Cybill Shepherd: ‘I Wasn’t Gonna Fall for Les’ Moonves’ Advances

Actress Cybill Shepherd said Thursday that she once had to turn down former CBS executive Leslie Moonves—who left the network earlier this year after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct—when he propositioned her at dinner. Speaking on SiriusXM’s The Michelle Collins Show, Shepherd said that her show could have gone on for “another five years,” but she “wasn’t gonna fall for Les.” When asked to elaborate, the actress said that while having dinner one night, Moonves started “telling me his wife didn’t turn him on, some mistress didn’t turn him on.” She claims he then asked to take her home, but that she turned him down. “Quite shortly” after, she added, her series was canceled. Shepherd’s claims echo those of other Moonves accusers, some of whom say that their careers were derailed after they rejected the married television titan.