Sorry, not sorry. It appears that sexual predator, and former CBS chairman, Les Mooves will not be receiving his $120 million severance package after all.
In September, after all those misconduct allegations against him, Moonves stepped down, thinking he would be living high on the hog on a $120 million severance package. But not so fast, said the Eye, who decided that the evidence was too damaging and there’d be no more coins for Moonves:
“The Board of Directors of CBS has completed its investigation of former Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, CBS News, and cultural issues at CBS. 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.”
Naturally, with his Pervert Panties in a bunch, Moonves is thinking of suing, but then every single salacious detail and accusation will come out … which is good for this here weekly posting spot!
I guess maybe Julie Chen Moonves should have thought twice before quitting The Talk since it’ll be a while before anyone wants to hire Moonves …unless it’s a strip club. Of course, rather than host Big Brother she could become a houseguest and hope to win those coins.
Either way, sorry; not sorry.
Oh CBS! Another one? Charlie Rose is out for being handsy, and Les Moonves quit because he’s rapey? And now Michael Weatherly, star of CBS’ Bull?
Apparently actress Eliza Dushku was written off Bull after complaining that Weatherly, and others, made sexual comments toward her. And apparently it was true, because CBS paid Dushku $9.5 million—what she’d have made if she stayed on the show—to go quietly. But the New York Times discovered Dushku’s pay-off while looking into the sexual harassment accusations against Les Moonves and now we know ….Dushku says things started good, but then Weatherly became pervy, saying things like “Here comes legs” when she walked on the set: or saying, in front of the cast and crew, that he was going to bend her over and spank her; or, when Dushku held up three fingers while shooting a scene, suggesting a threesome with Weatherly and another actor; or, while shooting a scene in a van, saying he wanted to take her to his “rape van”.
Weatherly claims the spanking comment was an ad-lib on a Cary Grant line, and that the “rape van” suggestion was a joke, but Dushku says Weatherly’s actions lead to crew members to follow his lead. So, she took her complaints to Bull producer Glenn Gordon Caron, after which she agreed to speak with Weatherly. That same day, she told her agents that she had a feeling she was going to get fired.
And she was; even though Caron had wanted to expand her character, he suddenly announced that he didn’t know how to write her into the show anymore. Dushku was going to sue, but CBS offered mediation, and when Mark Engstrom, chief compliance officer for CBS, brought along a series of outtakes to mediation showing Dushku swearing on the set, as though that was grounds for her termination, he apparently didn’t realize is that those same outtakes showed the inappropriate behavior of Weatherly. And that’s when CBS paid her over $9 million, roughly the amount she’d have made if she hadn’t been fired.
Michael Weatherly stammered out this statement:
“During the course of taping our show, I made some jokes mocking some lines in the script. When Eliza told me that she wasn’t comfortable with my language and attempt at humor, I was mortified to have offended her and immediately apologized. After reflecting on this further, I better understand that what I said was both not funny and not appropriate and I am sorry and regret the pain this caused Eliza.”
So, Michael Weatherly admits to being pervy because he thinks pervy is funny, and he gets to keep his job?
CBS? You better start cleaning house before you become known as the sexual harassment network.
Speaking of pervs … Harvey Weinstein, the poster asshat for sexual predators, has dragged Jennifer Lawrence into the mix, claiming he had sex with her, while ALLEGEDLY attempting to rape a woman who has now filed a lawsuit against him.
The woman—known in documents as Jane Doe—filed suit against Weinstein claiming that during a business meeting, when she went to restroom, Weinstein walked in on her, dropped his pants, exposed himself and said:
“My d**k is nice and hard for you. Do you like my d**k?”
Doe rejected his advance, but Weinstein moved closer, masturbating, then ejaculating on her skirt. Once he was finished, he promised her everything would be okay, as long as they remained friends. Jane Doe ran into him again, and while offering to get her into his movies, he took her hand and placed it on his erection. In New York, she claims Harvey, while dangling promises of work, kneeled in front of her and forcibly performed oral sex on her, while claiming:
“I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar.”
And that’s what embarrasses Harvey the most; so much so that his spokesperson issued a denial:
“Mr. Weinstein is embarrassed for Ms. Lawrence with whom he has only had a professional and respectful relationship, who has sadly been dragged into this ugly attempt at defamation. This filing further proves that anyone can say whatever they want in a lawsuit for maximum shock value, to defame and debase, without having to offer any facts or reality.”
Lawrence released her own statement:
“My heart breaks for all the women who were victimized by Harvey Weinstein. I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him. This is yet another example of the predatory tactics and lies that he engaged in to lure countless women.”
Seriously, Harvey? You need some severe prison time, and perhaps a shot at being Bubba’s bitch.
Let’s move away from the pervs, and take a look at people who don’t pay their taxes. M’kay, Shakira?
The Spanish Tax Authority claims Shakira owes them over $16.3 million in back taxes. How much money did she make to owe $16 million in taxes? But I digress because Shakira’s excuse is everything …
Shakira claims she was not a resident of Spain between 2012-2015, but in fact lived in the Bahamas, which is considered a “friendly-tax” nation. Shakira officially changed her residence to Spain in 2015, but the government wants their cash for those other years and says Shakira needs to prove that she didn’t stay in Spain for a day over six months each year to avoid paying taxes.
And therein lies the rub; since Shakira has been living with Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué and having his babies since 2010 and the tax authority can prove that she didn’t set foot in the Bahamas for any of those years.
Oh, Shakira, just pay up, because while your hips don’t lie, it seems that your lips do.
I usually need a palate cleanser at the end of Bobservations, but after Moonves, Weinstein and Weatherly, I’ll take one now.
Sam Asghari and Britney Spears have been dating for two years now, and recently, while having a Q&A with his “fans,” someone asked Sam to pick between Britney and Christina Aguilera. And Sam totally Mariah Carey’d the question by replying:
The post has since been taken down.
Yeah, I know it’s not much of a story, but it gave me the chance to post some pictures of Sam Asghari, and, well, I’m shallow like that.