Former CBS executive Les Moonves is under fire over new sexual assault accusations.
Actress, Bobbie Phillips, and her manager, Marv Dauer, are coming forward, claiming the Moonves tried to buy her silence after she accused him of sexual assault.
In a New York Times report, Phillips alleges Moonves cast her in a show in an attempt to keep her quiet.
In the report, Phillips says she and Moonves met in 1995 when the encounter turned into unconsensual sex. Moonves refutes the claims.
“I strongly believe that the sexual encounter with Ms. Phillips more than 20 years ago was consensual,” he said in a statement to the news outlet.
Dauer said that Moonves discussed ways to keep the allegations hushed. Apparently, he offered Phillips work in “Blood And Treasure”, which she declined.
“If Bobbie talks, I’m finished,” he reportedly told Dauer.
“I don’t know how I got in the middle of this. All I know is that I’m a key witness with $120 million at stake,” said Dauer. “I can’t even imagine a sum of money like that… yes, I did try to get my clients parts. That’s my job. That’s what managers do.”
These allegations led to Moonves leaving his CEO position at CBS. The network is currently in the middle of investigating the sexual assault claims.
Read the full report here.