Six More Women Accuse CBS’ Les Moonves of Sexual Abuse

Six additional women have come forward to accuse CBS CEO Leslie Moonves of sexual misconduct, just days after news broke of the executive negotiating his departure from the network over earlier allegations. The new accusers—which bring the total tally to 12—told The New Yorker that the alleged incidents took place between the early 1980s and early 2000s. The allegations range from physical violence and intimidation to claims Moonves forced his accusers to perform oral sex on him and exposed himself without their consent, according to the report. Several women also said Moonves set out to get revenge against them by sabotaging their careers if they rejected his advances, according to the report. Veteran TV executive Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb reportedly filed a criminal complaint against Moonves in Los Angeles last year, accusing him of physically restraining her and forcing her to give him oral sex. Prosecutors reportedly declined to press charges because the statute of limitations had run out, though Golden-Gottlieb’s allegations were said to have been found credible. Several of Moonves’ accusers are reportedly frustrated that he could leave the network with an exit package of millions of dollars despite the serious claims against him, with one woman calling it “completely disgusting.”