Cybill Shepherd says her titular show Cybill got pulled from CBS after she spurned disgraced former chairman Leslie Moonves’ sexual advances.
Shepherd appeared on SiriusXM’s "The Michelle Collins Show," Thursday, and claims he hit on her at dinner while he was still married to Nancy Wiesenfeld.
She says: "My show could’ve run another five years but I didn’t fall on the right side of Les Moonves. I wasn’t going to fall at all for Les."
Shortly after the doomed dinner, the 68-year-old says he started criticizing her. Shepherd recalls: "It’s just funny to see somebody whose quote ‘pretty,’ you know, talking with some food in their mouth, not overdoing it. It’s just funny. And then I got that note, ‘Don’t do that anymore. Don’t have Cybill talk while she’s eating. Then it was, okay, we had done one menopause episode, then we were going to do a second one. They said, ‘You can’t use "menses," "menstruation" or "period" and I fought to say period and that ended up in Newsweek or Time just that year. I had had to fight to say period."
Cybil ran for four seasons from 1995-1998. She earned two Golden Globes and 12 Emmy nominations for her work.
In other Moonves news, he has quietly left the boards of the American Film Institute and the Paley Center for Media due to the cloud of scandal that hovers over him, Variety reports.