Moonves Shuts Down a Possible Return to TV: "I'm Retired"



Leslie Moonves has largely maintained a low profile since Sept. 9, when he exited as chairman and CEO at CBS after he facing multiple accusations of sexual assault.

But he and his wife, former The Talk host Julie Chen, went out on Thursday for dinner in Beverly Hills, where Moonves shut down the idea of a possible return to the entertainment industry.

Asked by the ever classy TMZ if he'd consider the idea of creating his own network and a new talk show for Chen, Moonves said, "I'm retired," which he repeated four times.

When the cameraman said that Chen's face needs to be back on television, Moonves said, "You're absolutely right." Chen responded to the TMZ reporter's compliments by saying, "You're kind."

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter tweet The Hollywood Reporter