Capt. Hollywood: The ex-LAPD boss who tipped off CBS to Moonves assault claim
CBS CEO Les Moonves is suing the agency’s chief over accusations he harassed and sexually harassed his former boss over six years.
Moonves, 60, alleged in an amended complaint that he took sexual pleasure from the way CBS executive in charge of its daytime schedule, Nancy Dubuque, treated him and his wife, Barbara, in the past. He also alleged Dubuque was dishonest and “deliberately” misled him in her public denial of his allegations.
The two are still married.
“Moonves’ primary theory seems to be that Dubuque has acted in his personal interests and has had to be kept in line by CBS, who needed to maintain the balance in the workplace and avoid losing out on future contracts,” CBS’ statement said. “The board and management of CBS — as well as most of their legal and accounting staff — remain at peace with Moonves and Barbara, and the board has no plans to step into matters of this nature.”
Moonves has filed claims against CBS with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
The accusations, which were first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, are similar to those made by Moonves’ former partner and colleague on The Moonveses, former CBS news executive David E. Kelley.
In a lawsuit earlier this year, CBS executives were accused of sexual impropriety and harassment by Moonves and Dubuque who was appointed CBS board chairman.
Dubuque is currently serving as CBS board chairwoman and was hired last year by Moonves to replace former CEO Les Moonves.
In a 2015 suit, Moonves accused Dubuque, then the president of CBS News, of telling him that CBS would have to fire him if he told the press about their affair, something Moonves claims never happened.
In a separate lawsuit, his attorney Michael E. Stidham, who is representing him on the CBS suit, says his client was “sadly hurt” by his relationship with Dubuque and said the allegations against her were “false and baseless.”
Moonves will be deposed by the FBI and the National Enquirer in the coming weeks in the CBS suit.
In his CBS suit,