A prominent female producer claimed on Wednesday that former CBS head Les Moonves would only hire actresses if he wanted to "f--k" them.
And actress/reality star Lisa Rinna was quick to comment on the ostensible casting philosophy, noting she had auditioned for Moonves multiple times over the years but had never been cast.
"'Why would I want to hire them if I don't want to fu*k them?' Allegedly Les Moonves said this when casting actresses," "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star tweeted. "I read for him many times never ever got the Job. 😂 Oh well."
The lighthearted post was in reference to a scathing column by television producer Linda Bloodworth Thomason, who came forward with more heinous stories and allegations against the former CBS CEO following multiple claims of sexual harassment and abuse against the network boss.
Writing for The Hollywood Reporter, Thomason -- creator of one of CBS' biggest '80s and '90s sitcoms, "Designing Women" -- claimed the disgraced mogul kept her shows off the air for seven years. She also described his reign at CBS as "immoral, bullying, misogynist."
"Like a lot of women in Hollywood, I am happy to dance on his professional grave," she wrote.
Thomason made clear from the get-go that she was "never sexually harassed or attacked by Les Moonves." His "destruction" -- she claimed -- was "much more subtle." According to her, Moonves killed her career.
When Moonves took over CBS in the '90s Thomason said she was "at the pinnacle of my career," however, soon after she "would not work again for seven years."
For those seven years, Thomason said she "continued trying to win over Moonves" but that he "continued turning down every pilot." The reasons are unclear. Thomason, though, suggests it may have had something to do with her female point of view and emphasis on female led programming.
During that time Thomason said she was told Moonves' mantra regarding female talent was, "Why would I wanna cast 'em if I don't wanna f--k 'em?" Thomason went on to call him "an angry bully who enjoyed telling people, 'I will tear off the top of your head and piss on your brain!'"
To see all the takeaways from Thomason's article, you can read TooFab's synopsis here.
Moonves resigned from his position at CBS on Sunday after a total of 12 women accused him of sexual assault and harassment. Moonves told The New Yorker that he recognized three of the sexual encounters detailed in Ronan Farrow's New Yorker exposé but said they were consensual. He did not specify which ones.
Julie Chen rushed to her husband's defense, saying in a statement, "I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the late '90s, and I have been married to him for almost 14 years. Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader. He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being. I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement."