Actress Cybill Shepherd has stated that her popular 90’s sitcom was abruptly canceled due to the fact that she denied advances from disgraced CBS CEO Les Moonves.
According to Fox News:
Actress Cybill Shepherd claims that her 1995-1998 show “Cybill” was canceled abruptly after she refused an advance from now-disgraced former CBS boss Les Moonves.
Shepherd appeared on SiriusXM’s “The Michelle Collins Show” where she discussed her previously popular series and boiled down its abrupt cancellation to one dinner she had with Moonves.
“Well his assistant and my assistant made a dinner date and we went to it and he was telling me his wife didn’t turn him on, some mistress doesn’t turn him on and I’m watching him drink alcohol,” she claimed. “He says, ‘Well, why don’t you let me take you home?’ And I said ‘No, I’ve got a ride.’ And I had my car outside with a good, good friend of mine who was an off-duty LAPD officer.”
She claims that “quite shortly afterward” her show began getting marred by notes from Moonves about what she could and couldn’t do on it.
The actress claims that the show would have run for at least another 5 years if she had not rejected the advance.