CBS chief Les Moonves accused of sex crimes, violence by more women
In an article published by The New Yorker on Sunday, six more women claim Moonves forced them into unwanted sexual situations and allegedly retaliated when they refused, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Moonves responded to the new allegations in the same article with a statement to The New Yorker. He said three of the women who were accusing him of assault were, according to him, participating in consensual situations, reported the Hollywood Reporter.
"The appalling accusations in this article are untrue. What is true is that I had consensual relations with three of the women some 25 years ago before I came to CBS. And I have never used my position to hinder the advancement or careers of women," Moonves said.
He did not specify which of his accusers he referred to in his statement.
"In my 40 years of work, I have never before heard of such disturbing accusations. I can only surmise they are surfacing now for the first time, decades later, as part of a concerted effort by others to destroy my name, my reputation, and my career.
"Anyone who knows me knows that the person described in this article is not me."