Behind CBS’s Secret $9.5 Million Settlement With ‘Bull’ Actress

In March 2017, Eliza Dushku, a performer known for her work on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” marked on to assume a noteworthy job in three scenes of the CBS prime-time dramatization “Bull,” and there were plans to make her a full-time cast part.

Her time on the set started promisingly. The show’s star, Michael Weatherly — a backbone of CBS’s prime-time lineup for a long time — appeared to be cordial. Furthermore, a maker and author on “Bull,” Glenn Gordon Caron, told Ms. Dushku she would be in excess of an adoration intrigue.

At that point came a progression of remarks that made Ms. Dushku awkward. Before the cast and group, Mr. Weatherly commented on her appearance, and made an assault joke and a remark about a trio. Soon after Ms. Dushku went up against the star about his conduct, she was discounted the show. She trusted her time on “Bull” arrived at a sudden end because of striking back.

After she experienced intervention with CBS, the system consented to a secret settlement that would pay her $9.5 million, generally what could be compared to what Ms. Dushku would have earned whether she had remained on as a cast part for four seasons.

Subtleties of Ms. Dushku’s encounters on “Bull” and the secret settlement she came to with the system developed over the span of an examination that started in August, when the CBS Corporation board enlisted the law offices Covington and Burling and Debevoise and Plimpton to look at allegations of sexual offense made by numerous ladies against Leslie Moonves, the organization’s previous CEO. The board additionally educated the outside legal advisors to research “social issues at all dimensions of CBS.”