Jeffrey Epstein. Harvey Weinstein. And now, apparently, CBS boss Les Moonves.
The Clintons really keep the best company.
CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves will be accused of “unwanted kissing and touching” in Ronan Farrow’s latest #MeToo bombshell for The New Yorker, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Sources with knowledge of the article say it delves into the broader culture at CBS and will publish later today on the magazine’s website,” the entertainment outlet reported on Friday.
Farrow’s account in The New Yorker reportedly includes allegations against Moonves, 68, detailing recent claims in addition to incidents that occurred “more than 20 years ago.”
Moonves is a Clinton pal.
While still president, Bill Clinton talked to the chief executive of CBS on behalf of two Hollywood friends involved in a billing dispute with the network.
CBS chief executive Leslie Moonves confirmed the discussion Tuesday but denied that Clinton’s intercession on behalf of TV producers Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason played a role in the dispute’s resolution.
“I’ve had numerous chats with President Clinton over the past few years,“ Moonves said. ”He is a friend of mine. No business decision has ever been made on the basis of a conversation with him.”
The president and Moonves have skied and golfed together, and Mr. Clinton convinced him to produce the network movie A Child’s Wish, about a family’s battle with illness that led to the passage of the president’s cherished Family and Medical Leave Act, the paper reported.
Mr. Clinton played himself in a cameo role.
CBS also spent a fortune on Madam Secretary, which was basically a campaign commercial for Hillary Clinton. And he helped finesse a series order for Bill’s new book.
CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves is said to have played a large role in securing The President Is Missing for Showtime, as the executive has a long-standing relationship with Clinton and Patterson. Patterson, for his part, is already part of the CBS Corp. family, as he has an overall deal with CBS Television Studios and executive produces CBS’ Zoo and Instinct.
The premium cable network has handed out a straight-to-series order for a TV adaptation of former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s soon-to-be-published book The President Is Missing.
What is it about the Clintons and their pals?