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Julie Chen Moonves Claims CBS Forced Her Out of 'The Talk' Amid Husband's Scandal

It has been exactly five years since Julie Chen Moonves left her hosting gig on The Talk and now she’s sharing the real story behind what happened.

The 53-year-old television personality and Big Brother host was one of the original co-hosts of the CBS daytime talk show, but she left the series in September 2018 after her husband Les Moonves was accused of sexual assault and violence.

At the time, Les was the CEO of CBS and he left his position after the allegations went public.

When Julie announced her departure from The Talk, she made it seem like it was her decision as she felt she needed to “spend more time at home with my husband and our young son.” Well, now she’s telling a different story.

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Big Brother's Julie Chen Moonves Reveals the Reason Why She Changed Her Last Name

Julie Chen Moonves added her married name, Moonves, to her name back in 2018 in a surprise announcement during her sign off from Big Brother.

Now, the 52-year-old TV host is explaining the decision.

Click inside to see what she had to say about that moment in 2018…

Kathy Griffin Asks to Be Moved Away From Leslie Moonves at Restaurant: 'I Don't Want to Be Seated Next to a Rapist'

Kathy Griffin requested a seat change away from former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves at Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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The story was originally reported by Variety‘s Ramin Setoodeh: “Wow. I just heard that @kathygriffin was at the Polo Lounge today when she saw that Les Moonves was near her. She loudly asked the waitress to move her, saying: ‘I don’t want to be seated next to a rapist,’” he tweeted.

Kathy then confirmed the news in the replies.

“I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw him having the nerve to be sitting in such a high profile Hollywood restaurant. All I could think of, what if one of his victims innocently walked in , only to have to face this monster? I said ‘Leslie?’ He said ‘hi’ U know the rest!” she wrote.

“He was seated alone. I don’t know who he was meeting or if he was meeting anyone.”

CBS denied Leslie a $120 million severance package after concluding that there was merit to numerous claims of the former CEO sexually harassing women across the decades.

See the tweets below.

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Leslie Moonves Will Not Be Getting $120 Million Severance From CBS

Leslie Moonves is not getting his $120 million severance deal from CBS.

Following a months-long investigation, the company announced that there is merit to numerous claims of the former CEO sexually harassing women across the decades.

CBS issued their decision via a statement released on Monday (December 17).

“With regard to Mr. Moonves, we have determined that there are grounds to terminate for cause, including his willful and material misfeasance, violation of Company policies and breach of his employment contract, as well as his willful failure to cooperate fully with the Company’s investigation. Mr. Moonves will not receive any severance payment from the Company,” the statement reads.

Read the statement in full below, via The Hollywood Reporter.More Here! »

Actress Cybill Shepherd Says Leslie Moonves Cancelled Her Sit-Com After She Declined His Sexual Advance

Cybill Shepherd has made an allegation against former CBS exec Leslie Moonves, accusing him of cancelling her hit 90s TV show after she wouldn’t accept his sexual advance.

“He was, well he was telling me his wife didn’t turn him on, some mistress didn’t turn him on,” Cybill said about the encounter while making an appearance on SiriusXM’s The Michelle Collins Show. “And … he says, ‘Well, you know, why don’t you let me take you home?’ I said, ‘No, I’ve got a ride’ and I had my car outside with a good friend of mine who is an off-duty LAPD officer.”

She added that “quite shortly after,” the show was cancelled.

Cybill ran from 1995 to 1998 and earned 12 Emmy nominations (and won 3) during its run.

Moonves resigned months ago due to the allegations that came against him.

Leslie Moonves Accused of Trying to Buy Silence of Actress Over Sexual Assault Claim

Leslie Moonves is being accused of trying to buy the silence of both an actress and her manager regarding a sexual assault claim by getting her cast in a CBS series, according to a New York Times report published on Wednesday (November 28).

The former CBS chairman and CEO reportedly tried to find work for actress Bobbie Phillips, as well as the clients of her manager Marv Dauer, which allegedly led CBS to push Leslie out of his position.

CBS is currently in the middle of investigating claims of sexual misconduct against Leslie, expected to end by January 31. His $120 million severance package is still on the line pending that investigation.

The report alleges that Leslie assaulted Bobbie in a meeting in March of 1995, although he reportedly told investigators the sexual encounter was consensual.

“I strongly believe that the sexual encounter with Ms. Phillips more than 20 years ago was consensual,” Leslie said in a statement to The Times.

The report also alleges that Leslie and Bobbie‘s manager Marv discussed ways to keep her quiet by offering acting work, including a role in Blood and Treasure, which she declined.

“If Bobbie talks, I’m finished,” he reportedly told Marv.

“I don’t know how I got in the middle of this. All I know is that I’m a key witness with $120 million at stake. I can’t even imagine a sum of money like that…yes, I did try to get my clients parts. That’s my job. That’s what managers do,” said Marv.

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Julie Chen Moonves & Leslie Moonves Arrive to Dinner With Gifts in Beverly Hills

Julie Chen Moonves and Leslie Moonves are heading out to dinner together.

The married 48-year-old Big Brother host and the 69-year-old former CBS CEO were spotted arriving with many gifts at Madeo on Saturday night (November 24) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Julie wore a powder pink coat to the celebratory dinner, looking happy as she made her way into the restaurant.

Julie will reportedly continue with Big Brother until at least through the end of the next season, as long as CBS renews the long-running reality competition series.

She left her job at The Talk following her husband’s resignation from CBS over allegations of sexual misconduct.

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