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Shari Redstone Says CBS Director Gifford Once Grabbed Her Face

  • Filing Tuesday says Gifford acted in ‘intimidating’ manner
  • CBS says shareholder resorting to ‘baseless personal attacks’
Shari Redstone
Shari RedstonePhotographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Shari Redstone, head of CBS Corp.’s controlling shareholder, said fellow CBS director Charles Gifford once grabbed her face and directed her to listen to him, according to part of a new complaint filed Tuesday.

Redstone, who’s jousting with CBS Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves over the fate of the owner of the U.S.’s most-watched prime time network, said in Tuesday’s countersuit she went to Moonves and another CBS director with complaints about Gifford’s conduct that never drew a response.