Cybill Shepherd revealed Les Moonves once tried to get her to go home with him as she spoke about the former CBS chairman on SiriusXM‘s “The Michelle Collins Show” Thursday.
Shepherd, 68, even suggested Moonves, 69, was behind her show “Cybill” being cancelled so abruptly in 1998 after a three-year run.
The actress explained how the disgraced executive propositioned her while they were out for dinner one night: “He was, well he was telling me his wife didn’t turn him on, some mistress didn’t turn him on. And… he says, ‘Well, you know, why don’t you let me take you home?'”
“I said, ‘No, I’ve got a ride’ and I had my car outside with a good friend of mine who is an off-duty LAPD officer.”
She then recalled how her show was cancelled “quite shortly afterward,” admitting that if she’d gone home with him it might have been a different story.
Shepherd suggested the sitcom might have even “run [for] another five years,” The Hollywood Reporter stated.
Moonves was forced to resign this year after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct.
It was then reported earlier this month that Moonves had purposely destroyed evidence and misread investigators in an attempt to protect his reputation and a lucrative severance package.