GOODFELLAS actress Illeana Douglas is among six women to accuse a TV boss of sexual misconduct.
Illena, 53, says CBS chief Les Moonves pinned her down, kissed her “violently” and pulled up her skirt while thrusting his aroused groin into her.
A new bombshell report that claims the toxic culture is widespread through the network.
The “Six Feet Under” star tells the New Yorker she was called into a meeting with the TV titan while working on a pilot in 1997, where he groped her.
“It’ll just be between you and me. Come on, you’re not some nubile virgin,” the married 68-year-old allegedly told Douglas.
When she tried to escape, she says, he blocked her path and said menacingly: “We’re going to keep this between you and me, right?”
The following week, she says, she was fired, with Moonves telling her she wouldn’t “get a f*****g dime” and would “never work at this network again.”
“What happened to me was a sexual assault, and then I was fired for not participating,” Douglas told writer Ronan Farrow.
When she told then-boyfriend Martin Scorsese, and threatened to sue, she was offered a role in a miniseries.
In a statement, Moonves acknowledged trying to kiss Douglas, but denied “any characterisation of ‘sexual assault,’ intimidation, or retaliatory action.”
“I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances,” said Moonves, who was married at the time.
“Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely. But I always understood and respected — and abided by the principle — that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I have never misused my position to harm or hinder anyone’s career.”
But four other women claim they were also forcibly kissed or touched by the longtime CBS honcho in business meetings from the 1980s through the late 2000s — and all said their careers suffered after rejecting him.
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“He has gotten away with it for decades,” said writer Janet Jones, who claims Moonves forced his lips on her during a 1985 pitch meeting.
Producer Christine Peters claims Moonves stuck his hand up her skirt, and “a prominent actress who played a police officer on a long-running CBS program” says he shoved his tongue down her throat.
“It’s top down, this culture of older men who have all this power and you are nothing,” one TV veteran producer told the mag.
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