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6 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

But Murder She Wrote also had at least three subsequent T.V. movies that ran into the early '00s.  

Those came AFTER the cancelation though

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There was another version of this story in Farrow's first article:

 

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/08/06/les-moonves-and-cbs-face-allegations-of-sexual-misconduct

 

A prominent actress who played a police officer on a long-running CBS program, who was too frightened of reprisals to use her name, said that she also attended a business meeting with Moonves that ended in unwanted advances. The actress had known Moonves for years. In the late eighties, at the height of her show’s popularity, Moonves, who was then at a production company called Lorimar, requested a lunch meeting at a restaurant. There, Moonves told the actress that he had long had a crush on her but had not said anything to her because she had been in a relationship with a mutual friend. She declined his advance but thanked him for lunch. “It wasn’t offensive,” she recalled. In 1995, when Moonves became president of CBS Entertainment, the actress called to congratulate him. “He said, ‘You should have fucked me when I asked you to,’ and I said, ‘No [!@#$%^&*]!’ ” the actress told me. They laughed.

 

Soon afterward, CBS Business Affairs informed the actress that her series deal with CBS was being terminated. She called Moonves and expressed shock. He requested a lunch meeting in his private dining room at the office. She told me, “I went in, I thought, to make a deal.” At the lunch, Moonves told her that he intended to focus on younger talent, and that she was too old. “Then he again said, ‘I’ve always been so attracted to you,’ ” she told me. “I was so upset. I said, ‘Jesus, Leslie, I’m gonna go.’ ” Moonves asked her to sit down. She did so, pushing food around her plate until she had to leave. Then, she told me, “I walked over and leaned to give him a kiss on the cheek.” Moonves, she said, grabbed her and forcibly kissed her: “He shoved his tongue down my throat. I mean shoved.”

 

Appalled, she pushed him away. “He had approached me to go to bed with him twice, but he did it politely,” she said. “But this time he just stuck his tongue down my throat.” As she left, she began to cry. “No one had ever done that to me before,” she said. “I found it sickening.”

 

Like Douglas, the actress said that she never worked for CBS again. Almost two decades later, an executive at CBS contacted her about coming back to the network. It turned out that the executive wanted her to sign a book deal with Simon & Schuster, which is owned by CBS. (CBS said that Moonves has no recollection of making unwelcome advances toward the actress, and that he made no efforts to block future business between her and CBS.)

 

The actress thought that the consequences would be too great if she told CBS about the incident. “I never reported it,” she told me. “I just thought, Gee, there goes my career.” At an event not long afterward, she encountered a showrunner who has overseen multiple programs at CBS, and told her the story. The showrunner, who had also worked with Moonves, recalled that the actress was still hurt by the incident and told me that she was “not surprised” by the story. “I had already had to deal with misogynist bullying from him myself,” she told me.

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I mentioned Kramer previously in this thread when I read that article in The New Yorker last month.  Someone posted that article in this thread about a month ago. 

 

Any way you put it, policewoman or detective Kramer literally played both on Hunter.  And the show was produced by Lorimar, I believe.

 

No matter who the victim was, Moonves was/is a disgusting person.

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I always thought that was Sharon Gless, myself. But it could well be Stefanie Kramer.

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40 minutes ago, John said:

By 1992 DW was Horrid and ES was in S3 and only laste one more year

 

LM came in 1995 and MSW ended 1996 so I believe it was Angela Langsbury

 

Oh Lawd!  Has anyone checked on @Khan 

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6 minutes ago, ChitHappens said:

 

Oh Lawd!  Has anyone checked on @Khan 

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He was just here talking about it. 😂

 

But I think Lansbury has been crossed off the list, according to sources.

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29 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

I mentioned Kramer previously in this thread when I read that article in The New Yorker last month.  Someone posted that article in this thread about a month ago. 

 

Any way you put it, policewoman or detective Kramer literally played both on Hunter.  And the show was produced by Lorimar, I believe.

 

No matter who the victim was, Moonves was/is a disgusting person.

Saw someone on Twitter who shares your idea about Kramer.

 

 

 

 

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I'm not 100% sure it's Kramer (how can anyone be, with the list of wronged women in the Moonves universe?) but doesn't it seem like she disappeared? 

It's easy to forget but the show was pretty big in its day and Kramer was a star back then (I hate to use the word sex symbol) on a highly rated primetime show.  Back when you could actually have a hit primetime show on a Saturday night.

 

The fact that there are so many bonafide candidates for the victim's identity just speaks to how profligate Moonves is.  The fact that he's been at it since the beginning of his career as an executive is truly abhorrent.

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4 minutes ago, dragonflies said:

Hunter was on NBC thought NOT CBS 

 

Hunter was produced by Lorimar, which is where Moonves was president before he went to CBS.

 

Lorimar also produced Full House, which was on ABC.  Moonves greenlit Full House.

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