AceShowbiz - Cybill Shepherd is convinced her TV series "Cybill" would have run longer if she didn't turn down disgraced TV executive Leslie Moonves' romantic advances.
Moonves resigned as chairman and executive officer of CBS in September after six women came forward to accuse him of sexual assault and harassment in The New Yorker, following an expose containing misconduct complaints made by six different women in July.
Cybill has now come forward to claim Moonves, who was married to Nancy Wiesenfeld at the time, made a pass at her while they were out to dinner.
"It was interesting, because my show could have run another five years, but... I didn't fall on the right side of Les Moonves," she tells radio host Michelle Collins. "Yeah, I wasn't gonna fall at all for Les."
"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 and some mistress didn't turn him on, and I'm watching him drink alcohol... 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 was an off-duty (Los Angeles Police Department) LAPD officer."
Shepherd alleges the show, which ran from 1995 to 1998, was quickly axed after that.
"(It) would have run another five years," she says.
In July, Moonves acknowledged he'd behaved inappropriately in the past, but insisted nothing ever amounted to sexual assault. In September, he called the allegations "untrue" and said he was "deeply saddened" to be leaving CBS.